Category Archives: cooking

Preserving Lemons

When I first met our neighbours Brian and Krista they had recently preserved lemons and used them whole, stuffed in a roast chicken. It sounded delectable. It was nearly a year before I finally tried it myself and couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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Sweet Summer Lunch

From the garden: lettuces, baby kale, baby spinach, first strawberries, cilantro flowers.

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A Big Ham Bone is Surely Sweet

My tia Connie made a homemade ham bone & split pea soup last winter. I didn’t think I liked split pea soup. I was wrong. Ever since then, I have been wanting to try making a hambone-based soup. Last week biking by The Swinery in West Seattle, it occured to me to stop and pick up something ‘ham’. That something turned out to be a ham hock.

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No Knead Bread

When I was little I was fortunate to have a mom who stayed home with us and baked. ‘We’ regularly made bread, and I remember eagerly helping; mixing, punching, kneading, tasting the raw dough. I’m not sure how much help … Continue reading

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