Archive | January, 2012

New York, New York

When my little brother told me he was moving back home from New York in mid-February I knew I had to act fast. Meaning, I knew I had to hop on a plane and see New York while he was still there and had sort of an idea of what to do, where to go, […]

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Simple Yellow Cake

I was sitting on the couch the other day, when pangs of hunger struck. Not little waves that say “I need a snack. Maybe a handful of nuts or a carrot.” Nope these pangs were screaming maniacs shouting “I NEED CAKE!” I knew that resistance was futile. Hey, a good agent, er, cook, knows when […]

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Current Reads III

Blankets by Craig Thompson An achingly accurate portrayal of  what growing up in a rigidly fundamentalist Christian household does to a person and how it shapes their childhood, teenage years, first love, and who they eventually become. I’m usually not drawn to graphic novels (unless it’s Tin Tin or now Preacher…then I’m hooked), but once […]

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Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice commonly used in cooking, especially in Indian cooking. Interestingly it was probably first used as a dye before it was used as a food product. Turmeric is also not an expensive spice the way that saffron (another commonly used yellow spice) is. In fact, if you can find a good farmer’s market […]

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Handwarmers (AKA Texting Gloves)

It’s an unseasonably warm winter down here in the South. However, my hands do need a little extra warmth at times. This is true even when I have to do such urgent and terribly important things such as…texting. And crocheting/knitting/needlework. That’s actually why I made my first pair in the first place–I try to keep […]

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Sausage: Meat Grinder Method

Thanks to my wonderful sweetie, I can grind up meat. Because I have a meat grinder. Jealous? Let me back up. For weeks before Christmas I was told that El Guapo had a really good gift for me. Really good. This was like torture for me. But I never asked what it was, because in reality […]

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Sausage: Food Processor Style

As you’re probably aware, learning to make sausage is on my “Winter Goals” list. However, as I began my mental journey (mainly….how the hell am I going to do this?), I realized that the method of actual meat grinding was unclear to me. After copious amounts of research (meaning that The Tailor and I skimmed […]

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