Category Archives: cooking


I am finding it hard to find bloggable topics this week, so today I will jabber a little bit about okonomiyaki (man, that’s hard to type), also known as Japanese pancakes. That is actually a deceiving description, since the only … Continue reading

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Go on, play with your food!

When wacko hermano and I were kids, we ate a lot of weiners. Sometimes, my mother would cut and boil them to resemble octopi, which made them very fun to eat! Apparently she was not alone in her endeavors to … Continue reading

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green tea ice cream

One of my favorite flavors of ice cream is green tea. Back when I was a poor college student, my roommate and I would make a weekly, Friday night pilgrimage to Dreyer‘s ice cream (no, we had nothing better to … Continue reading

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food and flowers

Before I show numerous pictures of food, here’s a bit of fiber: Action Hero Melissa crocheted this cute pin! I really want to learn how to crochet now (and I confess–I love those little toilet roll covers). So today I … Continue reading

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marinara techno tard

Today I made a big batch of marinara, recipe courtesy of the Hedster. It requires two giant cans of tomatoes. Here’s what it looks like before it starts cooking: And how it looks about 5 hours later: It’s been a … Continue reading

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red, red wine … vinegar!

In January I learned how to make red wine vinegar. Basically, you need red wine, a mother (a gelatinous, placenta-like glob that the wine feeds off of or vice versa, I can’t remember), and a large container. Today I bottled … Continue reading

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Ay, there’s the rub

I made a dry rub for some chunks of pork today, but I don’t think I completely grasp the concept of the dry rub. It worked, and the meat cooked, but AIYAA, MAMA, SO HOT & SPICY. Yup. Burned our … Continue reading

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Dairy Queen

A lot of dairy was consumed today, for some reason. It was all worth it, though. For dinner I made the macaroni and cheese recipe from Cook’s Illustrated. It is very tasty and very, very quick and easy. I also … Continue reading

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