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Instapot FAQ

Congratulations on the purchase of your new cursed Instant Pot multi-use programmable Pressure Cooker. Instant Pot is the #1 selling 7-in-1 multi-cooker that reduces cooking times up to 70% by summoning the horrible black magical powers of Baphomet, the Sabbatic Goat God. Your cursed Instant Pot will change the way you cook kitchen staples like … Continue reading »

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Colorful Dinner

Homemade fajitas for dinner tonight (well, we bought the tortillas, but everything else was homemade).  One each: large white onion, green, yellow, orange, and red bell peppers.  Cook gently–just barely enough to soften, not so much as to lose the bright flavour of the peppers.  We used chicken thighs for the meat; nicely juicy and … Continue reading »

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Fajita Seasoning

PrintFajita Seasoning Ingredients1 part paprika 1 part chili powder 1 part garlic powder 1 part cumin 1/2 part oregano 1/2 part salt 1/4 part black pepperInstructionsMix. We use a tablespoon as a part, and just eyeball a good healthy grind of fresh black pepper. Apply liberally to your meat of choice, allow to soak in … Continue reading »

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Seasons

No, not weather, and no, not spices.  TV seasons (“series” to our English friends). We have come to the conclusion that we are not a fan of the current trend of breaking up a season into “half-seasons,” with a “mid-season finale” and “mid-season premiere” in early December and mid-January, respectively.  No sooner do you get … Continue reading »

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Mondays

Drink hearty!

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Revisiting an Old Favourite

We revisited a favourite recipe for dinner tonight: shrimp courtbouillon.  One nice thing about that recipe (to be posted later) is that it lends itself to any meat, not just shrimp; we added chicken today, but have also made it with andouille sausage, fish (red snapper is a fine choice), various combinations…the sky’s the limit.  … Continue reading »

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Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

PrintMushroom & Wild Rice Soup Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter * 1 lg onion, chopped 2 lb. assorted fresh mushrooms, sliced (we like at least half to be baby bellas) 4 c. (1 32oz box) chicken stock 1 c. (dry) wild rice, … Continue reading »

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Host Migration

We would like to tender our apologies for our recent downtime.  A month ago, our web hosting moved to a new server; we got that transferred, but discovered a few days ago that while we transferred the web content, we failed to transfer the database (which drives the content); consequently, when the hosting arrangement for … Continue reading »

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Beating the Cold

Even better than a favourite sweater….

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