I hope you all will forgive this departure from my typical food-based posts. Because I have something incredibly exciting to share with you: My new music classroom! I am thrilled about my new space. Yes, it’s not a brand-new room, the walls need painting, it’s sort of a goofy shape, the fluorescent lights have a… Continue reading music room tour!
People always seem impressed when I tell them that I roast my own coffee. I think that folks think that roasting coffee is an involved, expensive, drawn-out activity, like brewing your own beer, or cultivating your own wild mushrooms — but unlike homebrewing or DIY mycology, this hobby is neither time-intensive nor costly. Roasting coffee… Continue reading home roasting coffee: an introduction
We are ready for Thanksgiving! I thought I would post our menu here on the blog. We will be sure to take lots of pictures and I will post some recipes after Thursday. We are planning on a lot of different dishes, but a lot of the prep is already done. Sarah and I wanted… Continue reading thanksgiving menu
Peach Oolong Jelly with Alexis of Teaspoon and Petals | Food in Jars. I’d like to do more writing on this blog about food people who inspire me – other home cooks, restaurant chefs, food writers, etc. But until then, here is an excellent-looking recipe from the always wonderful Marisa of Food in Jars. I… Continue reading Food In Jars: Peach Oolong Jelly
This is just a quick shout-out to Pamela, who made this tinga recipe, with chicken thighs instead of pork shoulder. This is a great example of adapting recipes to fit your tastes and what you can find in the store (or in your freezer). In this case, she used an equal amount of boneless chicken… Continue reading chicken tinga tacos
When I talk to people who don’t cook at home as much as they’d like, grocery shopping and meal planning comes up pretty often. It can be time consuming, stressful, and expensive to go shop for food, and this is compounded if you work long hours or if you don’t live near a good grocery… Continue reading meal planning and grocery shopping
After 249 episodes, Alton Brown is ending “Good Eats”. Say what you want about his irritating television persona (or I guess that’s just really him?), but I will miss his show. Luckily, most of the Good Eats backlog is on YouTube. Here’s one of my favorites: