Archive | January, 2013

Basics: How to Make Rice

If you can make rice, you’re well on your way to culinary stardom. Well, at least you’ll be able to feed yourself better. And you’ll always have a carby side dish. It can be yellow rice, wild rice, cajun dirty rice, or good, sturdy, dependable, long-grain white rice. And you can use leftovers to make […]

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Basics: How to Make Soup

Soup is one of the great comfort foods. It’s also one of the easiest and cheapest things you can make. Feeling sick? Make soup. Chilly weather outside? Make soup. Need to clean out your fridge? Make soup. Only have $2.00? Make soup. There are a few basic rules to making soup: 1. Put everything into […]

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Basics: Eggs Three Ways

Remember childhood? I do. For me, it was all about the hunt. I remember searching for the perfect “fort” in the woods, looking for the perfect sweatshirt (it had to be comfortable while reflecting my ultra-cool personality), foraging for the perfect dandelion leaves and mushrooms for a snack, (if there’s a zombie apocalypse, you probably […]

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Basics: How to Saute an Onion

There are a few basic kitchen skills that can equip even the most uneducated home cook and empower them to cook. Cooking is easy–if you’ve got good instincts, pay attention to food, obsessively watch the Food Network, or pour over cookbooks like they’re a treasure map. Sometimes, however, even that is not enough. You need […]

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A Year in Pies

January February March April May June, July, & August I was a pie failure for these months, and made a lot of cookies instead. To make up for it, I made the most difficult pie I could think of. I came up with Rum Raisin. September October November December   suck it, martha.

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