When I was a child, I remember making butter with my mother and sisters. My mom would fill up jugs with fresh milk and skim of the cream. The cream was put into a butter churn. The churn was a very large glass jar, maybe 3 gallons, with a lid with a crank attached to […]Read More Cultured Butter and Real Buttermilk
June 24, 2020 Every so often, Bruce puts the kettle on to boil to make tea or coffee in the French press and forgets it. He’ll walk back to his office, put his headphones on, turn on some tunes, and get caught up in coding, email, social media, YouTube, or a game. If the kettle […]Read More New Kettle
June 16, 2020 Saturday was the first time that I have been shopping since the pandemic started. Bruce has been doing the shopping for us. He normally goes shopping while I am working. With restrictions letting up, I wanted to go shopping. We took the truck to the Business Costco, as Bruce really wants to […]Read More First Time About and Out
Yesterday, after work, I made a strawberry rhubarb pie with star cutouts for the top crust. The cooked version was not nearly as pretty as the raw version. The rhubarb is freshly harvested from my garden and the strawberries are from Costco. I like using cardamom, as well as cinnamon and a little bit of […]Read More Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie Pictures
April 9, 2020 I’ve been doing various cooking projects, but I haven’t been great at getting pictures. I made breakfast sausage using my Kitchen Aid grinder and pork but. It came out great. When I’ve got some more time, I’ll put out the recipe. I made tamales in my Instant Pot on Saturday. They came […]Read More Various Projects
March 16, 2029 On Sunday, we tried an experiment. Bruce wanted to practice his fire starting without a match skills, and I wanted to try cooking steaks on coals from a wood fire. Bruce got the fire started in the fire pit fairly quickly. Once the fire burned down to mostly coals, I put a […]Read More Caveman Steaks
February 23, 2020 I have been cooking since 10 am today and I finished at 9:30 pm. I did take a 30 minute lunch break. I made three batches of gumbo, two batches of red bean, four king cakes, four loaves of New Orleans style bread, and 24 boiled eggs for stuffed eggs. I meant […]Read More Cooking Up a Party!
February 10, 2020 I didn’t want to stop myself, I know we are downsizing, but Instant Pot has come out with an Air Fryer Lid. It was on sale at Amazon, so I bought it. So, the first thing I made was air fryer potato chips. They came out great! 😋 I was pleased with […]Read More New Toy!
With a cool new toy, I just had to play! I made sourdough discard pancakes from the recipe in the King Arther Flour sourdough pamphlet.Read More Using (Playing with) the IRK-2