Category Archives: cooking

Boil, boil, toil and trouble

My daughter bought me these ‘tea bags’ for Christmas. I have been afraid to use, them because they are so cute. But since the hubbinator broke my teapot, I am getting desperate. I do have a new one on order, … Continue reading

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I have no excuse

No, I’m not one of the work from home folks. I am one of those, I need new favorite recipes folks. So I went on eBay and purchased some cookbooks. 51 in all. Looking for something new. So far, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trivets

The hubbinator is adamant that no hot pots or mugs should be set on our brand new granite countertops. So for the last few weeks, we’v been using cutting boards and one trivet. For the record, a trivet is not … Continue reading

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Grease

The hubbinator and I have been together 33 years. Imagine my surprise when he said he couldn’t clean a greasy pot. So here it is in all its glory. How to clean a greasy pot (FYI this does not apply … Continue reading

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By Gum

I used a real teaspoon today.  Not for measuring an ingredient in a recipe, but for actually making tea. With looseleaf tea. The others I had used were so old, I usually ended up more enough tealeaves in the bottom … Continue reading

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Hot or Cold

The weather is changing. Well, for most of the country. For those of us in the Valley of the Sun, we are in the high double digits instead of the high 110+ (that’s F not C). But, no, this isn’t … Continue reading

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The Definition of Insanity

is doing the same thing over and over and  expecting different results. Yeah. I do that except I call it perservence. Not for everything. I mean, I’m not crazy. But I definitely do it for cooking, specifically Chinese food. And … Continue reading

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Cramming it in

I don’t know about you, but when we get paid, we tend to shop for all the food we need across two days. In theory, this means we don’t have to go out again for 2 weeks. Of course, theories … Continue reading

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The smell of Easter

It’s odd how some traditions fall away when your children get older. And so it was weird when I was out walking the dog to get hit with a memory of Easter thanks to an overpowering scent of vineager. That’s … Continue reading

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Yes, I did it.

We were at Costco the other day and tried this raspberry syrup. It was amazing. So I made pumpkin spice pancakes and used it. Delicious. But then I kinda got to thinking… What is syrup but flavored sugar? And so … Continue reading

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