Well, almost 5 months into this quarantine life. It really hasn't been that bad. I'm an introvert anyway, and I'm agoraphobic, so really, this is the life I kind of would think I would enjoy. Granted, I could definitely use with it being more of a lifestyle choice and not a fear of serious illness … Continue reading Quarantine Week 19
Quarantine Week 13
This post is being published a bit later than normal, but yes, we are still quarantining. We adopting two beautiful kittens on the 24th. That would be the day I would normally finish out this weekly blog, so I was a bit distracted. But I did keep cooking...when not playing with the kittens. Thursday (6/18) … Continue reading Quarantine Week 13
Quarantine Week 12
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.
Quarantine Week 11
We are still quarantining here in Chicago. Our city has entered "Phase 3" of reopening. This means people are flocking to restaurants with outdoor dining and getting their hair cut. We are not ready to take the risks involved with those activities, given the number of experts we still hear using the words "we don't … Continue reading Quarantine Week 11
Quarantine Week 10 – 10 weeks…
Week 10 is a little later than planned, but this time it was my editor who was busy. How dare he think his actual work was more important. Kidding, he's wonderful.
Quarantine Week 9 – Only going a little crazy
We are still going on this quarantine ride. I feel like this diary, along with my calendar I use to menu plan, will probably be souvenirs we have to explain to our grandchildren someday.
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
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!
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