Category Archives: Cookery

Cooking Gets Creative

Okay, so I also haven’t been very good about posting anything about my cooking adventures.  That’s because I really haven’t had any.  Or rather, the one I was having just wasn’t any fun. When we moved into our house, one … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Blasts From The Past

I’ve got some new cooking adventures to tell you about (including the easiest curry you’ll ever make), but Beloved Husband and I keep eating all the evidence before I can remember to take pictures of it.  So that’ll have to … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Not every recipe I try comes out perfectly the first time. Case in point:  Last week, after our shopping expedition to the oriental market (see last week’s entry), we decided to take the plunge and try making Hot and Sour … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: A Walk On The Wild Side

Last weekend, Beloved Husband and I decided we needed to take a trip to our local Large Asian Supermarket. The one closest to us is an H-Mart, a chain with stores mostly on both coasts, but a few scattered here … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Spice of Life

Last week I talked about stocking foods in my pantry.  I like to keep certain staples on hand to use as the basis of meals, and as emergency meals (in a pinch).  Things like canned goods, pasta, frozen meats, etc. … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Stocking Up

Hullo, blog.  (pets gently) I know.  I’ve neglected you dreadfully.  And I am sorry.  I’ll try to do better. Things haven’t been terribly exciting, I’m afraid.  In fact, the most exciting thing we’ve done in the past few weeks is … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Dinner Improv – Faux Risotto

I have to admit–one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is to poke through the fridge and cupboards and invent a dish from what I find. In our house, lately, that’s meant a lot of tuna casserole, … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Apple Butter Of The Gods

People who know me probably know I’m not much of a fruit eater. My mom says I never was, even as a baby. Bananas are the worst. I can’t even take a bite without triggering a gag reflex. I’m told … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Easy Cheesy

So last time, I mused on what to do if life gave you lemons.  Basically, you make lemonade. This week, however, life handed me two half-gallons of about-to-expire organic whole milk for $1.29/each. So naturally, I made cheese. For the … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Lemonade, In The Shade, Made With A Rusty Spade?

“Lemonade, In the shade, Made with a rusty spade.” My dad used to sing this in the summertime, when we were making or drinking lemonade.  I have a feeling, knowing my dad, that he didn’t have the words quite right. … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Cool Off With Lime Sherbet and Wine Spritzers

Wow, it’s been hot here.  Yesterday was the first day in almost a week where the night’s news headlines didn’t begin with “Record Breaking Temperatures Today…”  We’ve been over 100F/38C here for days. So when it gets this hot, I start … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Chicken Soup For The Body

Been a little under the weather this week, with an upset tummy.  Which got me to thinking about the sorts of comfort foods one eats when sick. My all-time favorite, of course, is Mom’s Chicken Soup.  Everybody’s mom makes it … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Still More Tea Sandwiches

Some friends of mine and I recently held a little steampunk tea party at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  It’s becoming an annual tradition for us, and one we enjoy greatly. This time out, I once again prepared Curried Egg Salad … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Meat Dishes From The Middle Ages

Sorry, guys. Looks like I fell off the blogcycle again. Let’s see if we can get ‘er going again with this: Still posting recipes and pictures from the SCA Known World Cooks and Bards event near Woodland Park, CO, last … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Ancient Vegetables

Hi!  Back with more pictures of food prepared from recipes from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, at the recent SCA Known World Cooks and Bards event held in Woodland Park, CO. This week, I’m going to feature vegetable dishes, and … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Tarts and More Tarts

(Sorry this is late.  Last night, I got hijacked by a sudden and inexplicable urge to deep-clean my fridge.  Three hours later….) So a couple of weekends ago, I went to–essentially–a medieval food symposium.  Friends of mine were cooking the … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Medieval Food Porn

One of the skills I’ve been trying to practice has been photographing food.  So since I’ll be at the SCA’s Known World Cooks and Bards event this weekend, and since a good friend of mine is cooking the feast, I … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Currying Favor

I had a deprived childhood.  I grew up without curry. My dad was never fond of curry to start with, and the fact that he spent several months in Pakistan at one point didn’t help at all.  So Mom never … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: More Tea Pictures

Hi, everyone! I’ve got a few more photos from our recent tea party at AnomalyCon.  Sadly, we don’t seem to have gotten a picture of everything, but we got as much as we could before the locusts descended…er, I mean, … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Pictures From An Exhibition…er, Tea Party

As promised last week, I have a few quick photos from last weekend’s steampunk tea party at AnomalyCon.  Note that Beloved Husband took many more (and probably better) pictures, but I grabbed a few as well.  I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading

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