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Blog move!

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm

We interrupt your regularly scheduled recipe posts to let you know that I’m transferring this website to a new domain!

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Weekly round up

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2010 at 7:10 am

Mushroom lasagne

Let’s try something new – a weekly round-up of cooking news and such.
  • I made this delicious, creamy mushroom lasagne (see pic!), courtesy of Smitten Kitchen (courtesy Ina Garten). It was delish, though I ended up with some excess bechamel sauce. It was just a little too rich for a weeknight, but for a special occasion? Perfect.

Interesting article from a local cocktail blog about the plethora of fancy pants drinks you see now-a-days. I went to a place recently where I only understood 2 of the 8 ingredients in each cocktail. Doesn’t make it less delicious or enjoyable, but not always necessary.

Last weekend I went to Ukiah to visit some homesteading friends. My dear friend, an ace baker, whipped up this apple cider pie in the middle of the wilderness. It was amazing, and made me feel guilty for not baking more, especially as I have the benefits of civilization to help me out.

Confessions of a Part-Time Vegetarian

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 at 2:25 am

I have been not eating meat for over two years now, give or take two months off each year. When I decided to eat meat less for environmental reasons, I knew that I wasn’t strong enough to give it up for good. So I give myself “meat-eating months”: June (birthday month!) and November (Thanksgiving—Tofurky still doesn’t do it for me).

I know that this means I can hardly call myself a vegetarian, especially because I still eat fish during the rest of the year. But it’s a system that helps me feel better, and that I can help the planet and still look forward to a BLT. (Because when you haven’t had one for six months, I can’t even describe how good it is).

My philosophy is that we should all do what we can, that cutting out meat is both good for you and the environment but everyone needs to find their own balance, and this is what works for me right now.