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We Miss Riding

We just returned from a long drive back from Los Angeles, visiting our sister, and have realized how much we miss riding.  She has a horse, but we didn’t have time to take him out for a ride. Our neighbors have horses, but cleaning out their loafing sheds (for fertilizer for our garden; much to … Continue reading »

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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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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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Kippers, Revisited

Breakfast discovery: Trader Joe’s kippers.  We’ve eaten–and enjoyed–Crown Prince for ages, but we think we’ll be switching to TJ’s.  A little less salty than Crown Prince (not a bad thing), and considerably more smoke flavor (a very good thing!). Do note that the cans are more than twice as big, so it’s either a big … Continue reading »

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Comfort

On a cold winter’s day, there are some things that just bring comfort.  A piping-hot bowl of hearty stew, a comfortable chair with a dog on the ottoman at one’s feet, a warm favourite sweater…. Life is good.

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Mulligatawny Stew

PrintMulligatawny Stew Yield: 8 servings Ingredients2 medium onions, sliced 1/2 cup carrots, sliced 1/2 cup celery, sliced 3 tablespoons butter 1 3-1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut up 1 cup yogurt 1 tablespoon curry powder (we prefer to double, or even triple, this) 1 clove garlic, minced (we increase this as well) 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 … Continue reading »

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TV Production

It’s well-known that we have a fondness for cooking shows.  New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton is a particular favourite; not only do we love his food (we have two of his cookbooks), his personality is as big as the former New Orleans Saints linebacker himself. We  also quite enjoy Steven Raichlen’s shows (Barbecue University, … Continue reading »

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As to Sourdough

…you all ought to have a proper starter; for them as are lacking, we recommend http://carlsfriends.net/ as a good source. It’ll cost you less than a buck; go do it. As a bit of history: why did the Jews not have time to let their bread rise before fleeing?  Because sourdough.  Modern yeasts weren’t isolated … Continue reading »

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