Category Archives: How to

In Our Kitchen: Pickling, Garlic and Eggs

The title may seem confusing if you do not understand the use of a comma. I spent an entire afternoon canning 36 large jars of pickles. Go here for the recipe.This happened because when I bought the 20 lbs of … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Rain Delays

Everything has been way behind schedule due to all the rain. Normally we would have already made the pickles and strawberry jam for the next year, but at this point the garlic scapes have just arrived and the arugula is … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: So Long Saint Patrick

So a favorite holiday of ours passed and as you can see it was celebrated in spades. Even after the corned beef was finally finished in a pretty tasty hash a week later there is still leftover beer in the … Continue reading

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No More Snow (Most Places)

After the long winter it is finally time to get back out in the garden. After a good bit of weeding and pruning I have most everything ready for spring. The garlic and carrots survived the heavy, late snowfalls and … Continue reading

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All Up in My Grill

After 10 years of excellent service it was time for a new grill. Guess which one it is. The main reason for the old ones replacement was this. The fire box is burnt. For normal grilling this kind of hole … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: How To Make Tamales

This year Katherine wanted authentic tamales for her birthday meal. Well almost authentic due to her dislike of both the pigs head and lard which were substituted with pork shoulder and crisco. Tamales are a traditional Mexican meal served over … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Almost Time for the Most Awesome Holiday This Year

To celebrate the end of summer and the one month of fall that begins in mid-November, we smoked ribs one last time. At least until next year. (We grill year round, but ribs only go on sale in the summer.) … Continue reading

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