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How to Split a Chicken

Spatchcocking a chicken is a great method for cooking a whole chicken on a barbecue, especially if you do not want to smoke it. By splitting the bird in half the cooking time is shortened and the meat cooks more … Continue reading

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Let The Garden Begin

The extremely cold and way overstayed winter is finally over. This weekend I finished planting the spring garden and saving or removing all the plants damaged from the winter weather.   Last year I tried planting fava beans along with … Continue reading

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The Kitchen is Done

The kitchen is finally finished. The color scheme is much better than the old kitchen and I have to admit that kneading bread on the new stone counter is so nice. Even though we kept the layout similar the new … Continue reading

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Some Things are Finished

The kitchen is awaiting counters before I can finish installing little things like the sink and dishwasher. For a while we used a trick that originated in San Diego when we lived in a garage with no counters. Dog crates … Continue reading

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A New Floor

The tile is done and it turned out great in the end. This tile floor is the third one I have done and it posed new and different problems. Like previous floors I started by placing a layer of cement … Continue reading

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A New Door

The next thing to do in our kitchen remodel was install a new patio door. We went with a French door for two main reasons. One, we could get big things in and out of the house without taking them … Continue reading

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How To Make Cabbage Rolls

This is how to make very large cabbage rolls from an entire head of cabbage. If smaller rolls are desired then just layer two leaves and place much less filling inside before folding it up. Always pick the best leaves … Continue reading

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The Demo is Done

I have finally gotten all the damage and old stuff out. I wish the folks who built this house had not cut so many corners. I mean why couldn’t there be a coat of prime on the drywall even if … Continue reading

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A Little More Demo

After two days of jack hammering the tile floor is removed in the kitchen, powder room and laundry room. We had to remove the tile because the previous owners cut a few corners and did not tile under the old … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Hope everyone has a relaxing holiday filled with great things to eat and drink. Our present this year is a new stove. Since the old stove was the straw that broke the camel’s back we are putting in a new … Continue reading

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