A recent blog I read and a lot of the arguing I see online and hear about on the news and radio recently got me thinking about what I miss since this pandemic started. We've been on lock-down for about 72 days now, so just over two months. We are more fortunate than many as … Continue reading What’s missing?
Month: May 2020
Instant Pot Sandwich Bread
My journey with bread baking continues to be fascinating. I've had some failures. I've had some successes. I've had a lot of fun along the way and I feel confident enough to try this crazy thing.
Quarantine Week 8 – the saga continues
We made it through another week of this adventure. There were a couple of burns and a few less than totally successful cooking moments, but we are still going strong in our little bubble. Thursday (5/14) started with ham and cheddar scrambled eggs for the husband and I and a sweet pepper omelet for the … Continue reading Quarantine Week 8 – the saga continues
Cracking the Door Open
We locked down on March 16th, about 5 days before the Governor issued his Stay-at-Home order for our state. For 70 days, we did not order food for carry-out or delivery. I just could not wrap my head around the idea of the many hands that might touch the food and the containers before it … Continue reading Cracking the Door Open
Quarantine Week 7 – Haven’t quit!
I got into a few projects and totally failed to finish and post this blog, so week 8 will follow closely behind, and now we are done with it, too! The cooking started to slow down a bit this week. I decided to put my sourdough starter in the refrigerator so as to reduce my … Continue reading Quarantine Week 7 – Haven’t quit!
Eat like a 13 year old
Those who follow my blog know that I love cooking. I love the words "from scratch" and "homemade" about as much as anyone can. I grew up eating a lot of boxed and prepared foods. One of my favorites was sloppy joes. I decided I wanted to recreate this but avoid the canned sauce which … Continue reading Eat like a 13 year old
Just Call Me Farmer Jen
I am not a gardener and this is not a how to kind of blog on gardening. This is about how I ended up with a garden due to a pandemic.
When you are completely anti-food waste, sourdough starter might not be the best pet to take on. The breads are excellent, but there is a catch. It grows. And unless you have some pretty substantial storage space and containers, you quickly run into a space problem. This is why all of the recipes you find … Continue reading Sourdough Starter
WE HAVE THE MEATS!
We do a lot of vegetarian and vegan because we have daughters who eat those diets, but my husband and I love meat. We found a great deal on a lot of meat and it took over my day, but damn, it was fun!
Quarantine Week 6 – Yep, still here
I'm still trying to keep our meals varied and interesting in quarantine. Secretly, the cooking is the key to my sanity as well.