Tag Archives: cooking

Soups, Good and Bad

I’ve never been great at making soup. I either need to follow a recipe or just give up before I start. There’s something about the free-form idea of soup that I cannot wrap my mind around. I hear that I can put anything in a soup and make it good, and my mind goes blank. I can only think of the soups I’ve had before and try to replicate them. But since I’m not really knowing what I’m doing, some step gets missed here or Continue reading →

Changing Diet

In the past six months, my diet has been overhauled for the better.im finally eating the way I have always wanted to eat, but usually made the excuse that it was too expensive to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat tasty and crappy foods, I just consider the food I eat to be healthier now. It started last summer when my coworker encouraged me and another co-worker to sign up for a CSA. We had a whole summer if fresh, organic vegetables. Continue reading →

Dinner Last Night

Wasn’t great. Sometimes, I get a great idea of what to make for dinner but the execution ends up being off for some reason or another. Last night, I made a coconut chicken curry soup. I thought no it could have been good, but I used cream of coconut instead of coconut milk. The cream of coconut, apparently, is really sweet. Like, coconut flavored syrup sweet. I didn’t realize this until after I put the whole can in. Had I not done that, I could Continue reading →

Daydreaming

Sometimes I wonder if I really missed my calling in life. Most of my day is centered around emailing and de elopement and other tech related things but my mind wanders to what I’m cooking for dinner. Like a ton of my resting mind thinks about food. Yesterday a co-worker of mine mentioned she tried making pasties only to be thwarted by her husband not wanted the calories in the dough. I then decided to make those for dinner instead of whatever I would have Continue reading →

Sausage

Because I don’t think anyone who reads this is going to get any spoilers, I figured I’d tell you what I made last night to give away as presents for Christmas this year. If you haven’t guessed from the title yet, I made sausage. Italian sausage. Ellie had this great idea, to save money on gifts, instead of buying gifts for everyone, I’d make them a gift in the form of a meal. Last year I gave family homemade pasta and it went over pretty Continue reading →

Thanksgiving 2013

Around this time of year, I swoon over the idea of Thanksgiving. Give me the opportunity, and I’ll tell you why I truly think it’s the greatest holiday (there’s no stress of gifts and the sole purpose of the holiday is to eat and be happy with what you have). I yearn for the food–the turkey and mashed potatoes covered in gravy, the corn, the rolls, the cranberry sauce. Often is the case that I wake up early, excited for the holiday to begin. This Continue reading →

Pulled Pork and Other Cooking

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this, but I started a thing. I like cooking and I like eating and I like writing. It’s simple enough, no? Well, that’s not all of it. Back in March I was damned close to getting my foot in the door at a publishing company as an editor. I had applied back while I was in Peace Corps and the guy in charge emailed me back and asked me to resubmit my application with a few more items that the Continue reading →

This is Life, Living Alone

I am starting to have an unhealthy obsession with This Old House. I just want to keep watching to see how the houses look when they’re completed. Adding PBS on demand to my NES XBMC was both the best and worst decision of this week. On an unrelated note, Marley has a new friend:  Also, I cooked some broccoli today, go read about it.

Taco Casserole

I mentioned I’d write about my taco casserole that I made a month back for Jeramie and my going away party. Sadly, it was all eaten before I could snap any photos but I’ll do my best to outline the recipe. Ingredients 1 pound ground meat 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 large onion, diced 2 C Sour Cream 1/2 pound cheese, grated 1 pound noodles 1 package taco seasoning (or a mix of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper, oregano, paprika, Continue reading →

Cooking the Old Warsaw Cook Book

So a while back I was in the Peace Corps office looking at the “take one, leave one” bookshelf for volunteers. Rarely do I take books from the shelf because I have such a wonderful Kindle loaded with the books I want. However, one thing I’ve found is that cookbooks are better in paper form. Paper books can be propped open on a counter. Paper books can get dirty, sticky, and covered in flour and you won’t care. Paper books don’t shut off. They’re perfect Continue reading →