Category Archives: Kitchen Adventures


I got up this morning and was full of plans for being super productive. But then I got sidetracked by Plants vs Zombies 2, which sort of killed most of the morning. So really, all I managed to do today … Continue reading

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Long proof

Nothing much happened today beyond going to work and knitting. So instead I shall tell you about this year’s Sisters Only Weekend, which actually happened back in July. For those of you who are new to my little corner of … Continue reading

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That time of year

It’s getting colder out there, and there are huge piles of leaves lined up along the roads, with thousands more still falling from the trees, or strewn across lawns. It is the sort of weather where I am very glad … Continue reading

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Eggs. Stir. Mix. Bake.

For Richard’s 40th birthday, 5 years ago, I threw him a surprise party and made him a Cthulhu cake. For this most recent birthday, I decided to make an army of Daleks. We used a recipe I found on the … Continue reading

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Dozens of little men

I got this recipe from my mother, who likely got it from her mother. The directions are pretty sparse, and consist simply of a list of ingredients, the baking temperature and time, and a rough approximation of total number of … Continue reading

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Fry lady

I decided that, in honor of Hanukkah this year, I would make latkes. I decided this mainly because a friend was talking about making them and it occurred to me that I am not sure I have ever *had* a … Continue reading

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A bit of this and a bit of that

Sometimes they’re successful; other times, not so much, and then that’s why delivery pizza is such a wonderful invention. Continue reading

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Oh look. It’s October already. And this year that means things get a radical shift in the kitchen. Continue reading

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Right now, the freezer drawers are full of gallon bags, stuffed with tomatoes. And the tomato plants outside are still full of tomatoes – most of them still green, but some of them that probably should have been harvested earlier … Continue reading

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The blackberry vines we planted last year are currently going crazy. Basically, they have spent the last twelve months going from two puny little stalks to doing their level best to take down the fence between us and the next … Continue reading

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