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Pickled Peppers

February 12, 2012

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We’re just now cracking open our go at these pickled peppers.  Luckily, we actually wrote down where we got the recipe ’cause these are fantastic.  They’ve got just the right balance of heat, garlic, and savory.  We played around with pepper types and spices in ours.  So far, all the variations are great – from […]

Better Basics: Baked Potato

February 5, 2012

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Growing up, I lived with my grandparents. This led to some interesting moments that are likely uncommon for people my age. I recall clearly the day they got their first telephone, for instance. We watched the Olympics on an older television in the upstairs room, black and white of course, that had a remote control […]

Better Basics: Extracts

January 29, 2012

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Over the holidays, Dustin’s grandma sent us some of her recipes, including an old-school anise candy recipe that I’ve been curious about for a while now. We had anise seed and star anise around the house from previous cooking ventures, but none of the anise extract that we’d need for candy making. Being us, this […]

Too Many Cooks: Vinegar, part II

January 22, 2012

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And things were going so well! For a good while there, our vinegar was puttering away.  All signs pointing to Mother-hood. A distinctive, somewhat sweet vinegary smell.  Then-BAM!  Mold City.  Ugh. People seem to be skimming the mold off and trying again, so I’m giving it a go (as in skimming it out, adding wine, […]

Better Basics: Red Wine Vinegar!

September 10, 2011

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In the latest series of crazy projects, we’re making vinegar.  We just inherited a vinegar crock and after realizing that a local brew supply shop had Mothers of Vinegar in stock, we’ve decided to just go for it. We’ll be posting updates of our go at this so you can see what a mother looks […]