Category Archives: Cookery

Recipe Wednesday: My Favorite Tea Sandwiches

This weekend, some friends and I are planning a potluck tea/picnic with friends while we all attend a local steampunk convention.  Like most convention venues, dining options are limited, so we decided to bring our own. I’ll post pictures and … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Meatballs From History (Part 3 of 3)

For our third excursion into “Meatballs From History,” I present a dish called “Golden Apples”. Medieval and Renaissance-era cookery texts contain numerous examples of “illusion foods” — foods that are disguised as other foods, or even non-food objects.  One of … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Meatballs From History (Part 2 of 3)

My next entry in my “Historical Meatballs” collection is embarrassing, in a couple of ways. The first is because I’ve been making these yummy meatballs for at least ten years now, and for almost all of that time, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: More Meatballs: Meatballs From History (Part 1 of 3)

After posting some of my favorite meatball recipes last week, I realized that I had more to share. As some of you may know, one of my interests is historical cookery: looking at cookbooks and manuscripts from various historical periods … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Once Upon A Meatball…

First, apologies for not posting last week.  Beloved Husband and I were off celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary.  Next time, I’ll try to plan ahead a little better. This week, I thought I would share three of my favorite meatball … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Sympathetic Cookery

So on Monday, I got out of work early and hustled myself over to the dentist’s office for my check-up…only to learn that my appointment was for Tuesday at 4:00, not Monday. Well, dang.  I guess it’s better to show … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: The Joys Of A Well-Stocked Pantry

The forecast here for the next few days is for 6″-10″ of snow.  Which means we could get anything from a light dusting to three feet.  (Colorado weather can be exciting.)  And, as a local radio station observed, that probably … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Adventures In Bento

It was bound to happen. See, my friend Melanie gave me a bento box for Twelfth Night.  And so, sooner or later, it was inevitable that I would, in fact, commit bento. Came home last Sunday night after a weekend … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: Baba Ghanooj

From time to time (i.e., when I can’t think of anything better to post about), I think I’m going to use this space to muse about specific recipes.  And I think I’m going to start this week with one of … Continue reading

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Recipe Wednesday: More Recipe Book Natterings

Okay, since people seem to be interested, perhaps I should turn one of my weekly postings into an update on gathering recipes and compiling recipe collections.  Perhaps that day shall be…Wednesday.  Yeah, Wednesday.  That’d be good.  Right? So for the … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Project: The Cookbook Update

Hello, and Happy New Year, interwebs!  I decided to take last week off from blogging–from the internet in general, actually–which is why there were no postings last week.  I probably should have announced it in advance, but it was a … Continue reading

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More Cookbook Updates

Are you all getting tired of the cookbook updates yet?  I hope not, because I still have some blathering to do on that subject. This week saw the reformatting of the book from 5.5 x 8.5 (in one incarnation, it … Continue reading

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More Natterings About The Recipe Book Project

So I’ve spent the last week or so gleaning through all of my recipe files and trying to decide which ones go into the cookbook and which ones don’t.  I finally established the following criteria: Recipes to include: Family favorites, … Continue reading

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The Recipe For Success; or, The Cookbook Project

So I had written this great entry, about how I had turned my mom’s process for making stuffing into an actual, written-down, reproducible recipe. And then WordPress ate it. So at some point, when it’s not already the wee small … Continue reading

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Saving For Later; or What Became Of This Year’s Plum Crop

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 20) When Beloved Husband and I moved into our house a few years ago, we discovered that, among other things, our property included a couple of ume plum bushes–small Japanese plums. Well, of course, when life gives … Continue reading

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