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Sushi Time

It’s hot here. It’s mid July, and we’re hot. All we want are cold foods, so last night we made sushi for today’s lunch. This is one of my favorite home combinations. We make teriyaki tofu, shredded beets, beet greens, shredded carrots, and (of course) sushi rice. In the Before Times, Justin and I used […]

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Kitchen Garden

The little cottage garden is starting to really come together. Justin & I have been collecting our pistachio & peanut shells since September. Originally, I had planned to use them as mulch for the garden beds, but then when I realized that the mulch for the ground around the sideyard area was worn and thin, […]

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Short harvest

It’s been hot and dry the past couple weeks here, so I’ve been trying to get to the garden every other day or so to water. Yesterday, I noticed some of the garlic was 2/3 brown, and ready to pull. This year, I tried an experiment and planted the peppers in between the garlic to […]

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Purslane and baby beet greens

I thinned our baby beets and cleared much of the purslane, but grabbed some choice clusters to pack into our tacos later.

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Whole30 Chile Relleno

I’m so full right now that I can hardly type, but I wanted to share what just under 400 calories can look like. Let’s look at the profile, tho… 30% of daily recommended protein w/o the flesh? LOL Nearly 50% rda fiber? And the other nutrients aren’t shabby either, look: This is the best. One […]

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Whole30 Compliant Phô

My mood today is much improved. I’m starting to feel more like my regular self – still a little tired, but not too much. I think this is day 6. I’m so glad I had opportunity to go visit with Eve in her new apartment today. It’s so cute! I truly wish we had more […]

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Feeling Juicy!

Im feeling much better today. I didn’t risk it by getting up unnecessarily early, of course; had coffee in bed and dreamed of fresh juice. I thought I’d drop into Benefit Juice Bar on my way ho me from yoga, but logistics disagreed.

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Mediterranean Spread

So this happened. Pita Bread (yield 8) 2T active dry yeast 1/2t sugar 1C lukewarm water let proof, then mix with 310g flour 1t salt 2T olive oil (optional) knead until smooth; let rise to double, divide into eight pieces, roll flat into a circle and bake on a heated stone or cast iron at 475F […]

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Leftovers all day.

We don’t have anything terribly new to report: we had leftovers all day. For breakfast we had our stand-by tofu, beans & potato burrito; for lunch we had the last of the tacos; for dinner I had the last of the spaghetti sauce (I went to a pasta-dinner fundraiser for a friend’s niece, and was […]

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Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

Okay, so I’m feeling pretty good about this  whole sourdough exercise.  I’ve made a third loaf of sourdough using the 1-2-3 method, and it is now working almost predictably.  This time I wanted to make a sandwich loaf instead of a boule or bâtard. I wasn’t sure how much dough to mix up, so I […]

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It’s still snowing, but we’ve got sourdough, so we don’t care.

The past few weeks have been trying, to put it kindly.  I’ve decided to stop complaining about the weather, as there’s nothing about it that can be done.  So, fine.  We’ll just do a little bit of indoor stuff, like MAKE THE MOST AWESOME FOODS. I’ve been trying to perfect my sourdough. I’ve now baked […]

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Kombucha Cozies

So last night I started a 2 new batches of kombucha: one from the baby SCOBY, and one from a forming SCOBY from a GT Kombucha purchase.  This left me with the momma SCOBY, and I left her in the jar with her liquid, hoping she’ll make more babies with herself. I got to thinking: these […]

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Cayenne Pepper Sauce

A couple weeks ago I made a good batch of pepper sauce, which we’re still working on consuming. That batch was made out from peppers we found in the reduced-price produce aisle at the grocery store. They’re tasty, but not my absolute favorite flavor. I think Justin would agree that our favorite flavor is cayenne. It’s […]

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Ginger Ale

We’ve poured our first batch of ginger ale, and it’s pretty exciting.  We made the wort out of ginger & sugar, then added lemon, vanilla and ginger bug when everything cooled. Because we keep our apartment cold by American standards (60F), we kept the ale on top of the stove so it could capture a little extra […]

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The Great Chicken Tender…

I’m tending some chickens, and I hope to be great. A little side job came up for a backyard chicken / garden handyperson, and apparently, my boots fit the poops. Today was my first day, and it was supposed to rain, but never did. It was a bit more tha 50F, which was a welcomed […]