Category Archives: Kitchen Adventures

A cautionary tale, told in pastry

Once upon a time there was an unassuming population of cream puffs*, just happily going about their business. One day, a couple of opportunistic viruses** noticed that the cream puffs were very complacent. So they called a bunch of their … Continue reading

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Bite

This morning I woke up and made pizza dough and ate some leftover orange pancakes and pondered the day ahead of me. The house needed cleaning and there was a meeting to go to, and friends coming over in the … Continue reading

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A light crumb

What do you do when you pick the first three mandarin oranges of the season off your tree? Well if you’re me, you turn a few of them into scones. I like scones – they’re pretty simple to make and … Continue reading

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Breakfast tails

Because the current batch of foster kittens have been so active, we’ve been letting them out in the mornings, to run around the kitchen (thereby doubling their space, and giving us a chance to clean out their room with slightly … Continue reading

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A whole new world

When we bought our house, back in 2007, it had a huge second-story deck off the back that was in really bad shape (massive dry rot in some places, wobbly railings, etc.). Over the years, it slowly went from bad … Continue reading

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Soup-adjacent

I wasn’t really intending to do so many soups and soup-related things this week, but when we were pondering what to do for dinner tonight, I found this chili recipe and decided it looked intriguing enough to try. Chili is … Continue reading

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Last minute

This morning we went into the kitten room and watched the once-sickly kitten racing around, eyes all wild, tail all puffed, acting just about like any other kitten his age would act. He now has, in fact, more energy than … Continue reading

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Frost in the air

The temperature gauge on my clock read 37 degrees as I drove out to the surgery center this morning to drop off a kitten for her spay, and when I got there, instead of lining up and waiting for the … Continue reading

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Warming

Today has been a day to breathe a little easier. I did not think to bring his medicines when I dropped the little foster kitten off at the emergency vet so late last night, so that was first thing on … Continue reading

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The dark of night

This has been one hell of a week. There have been multiple visits to hospitals (both people and animal variety) for various emergencies, several expensive repairs (plumbing, electrical, and automotive), and the discovery that our credit card had been hacked … Continue reading

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