Well, I've been doing this journal for a while now, and as I look back through the early weeks, I have to admit I probably am not quite as engrossed in my cooking as I was in the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I still love the cooking and playing with recipes. I guess it's … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 62
Missing my daughters has probably been the hardest part of quarantine. We finally decided to try a socially distanced meal as both my older daughters always appreciate my cooking. It was better than I could have expected.
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.
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.
Dinner with a 10 year old can be a challenge. Add to the normal pickiness a vegetarian diet and it can be a challenge to keep it interesting for the rest of us.
I love cabbage and Iove refining favorite recipes. Bieroks are a family favorite, which I have modified over the years and even adapted for a vegan version.
My vegan daughter has been around for dinner more frequently lately, so I have definitely had to adapt. I don't want her feeling like she's got the "special" plate and everyone else is eating a different meal, frequently something she would have liked a lot prior to going vegan. So we're adapting. Don't get me … Continue reading The Semi-Vegan Plunge
I have a nice little pasta machine. It's the hand crank style, nothing super fancy. I've had it for more than a decade. I've used this machine maybe once a year. Every so often, I decide I want to make fresh pasta, and I drag the medieval contraption out from whatever generally unopened, dark cabinet … Continue reading Pasta Masochist
Potatoes are one of the most versatile cooking ingredients. I love potatoes. I have not found a preparation of potatoes that I don't like. And yes, I'm now going to go on about potatoes like Forest Gump went on about shrimp. There was a time in my life when someone convinced me to go on … Continue reading Potatoes
Feeding a family of mixed eaters is an ever challenging journey. Add a few extra allergies and dietary needs and the holidays are especially fun!