Category Archives: Cooking

Real Life Review: Gourmia GSV140P Sous Vide Immersion Pod

For years I have been curious about the near-mythical “Sous Vide” cooking technique, which advocates claim makes turning out restaurant quality meals as simple as dropping a bag in a pot of water. When I first looked into it, the … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Saving the desert one meal at a time… The green portions of this serving are Sahara Mustard greens, an invasive species which has been rapidly expanding across the desert southwest.  It is generally considered to be a noxious weed, but … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: Brewing with the Bees

My beer supply is starting to get a bit low, so with no pressing projects and today’s forecast looking perfect for brewing I decided it was time to pull out the equipment and start another batch.  I had had a … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: InstantPot IP-DUO60 Electric Pressure Cooker

For years a friend has been extolling the virtues of her electric bean cooker (essentially a slow cooker with a timer) , so I was sort-of in the market for one if I ever came across it.  Then one day … Continue reading

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Trying out the sausage stuffer

I am addicted to tools, and the kitchen is no exception. I recently received a gift card to a kitchen supply store, and when I came across a shiny red and polished stainless steel sausage stuffer I was hooked. It … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Wok paddle

I recently transitioned from a flat to a round bottom wok, and in doing so I found that I didn’t have a good utensil to work with the round bottom. Flat edged utensils bridged over the contour, while of my … Continue reading

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Real Life Reviews: Barley Crusher malt mill

Many years ago I began all-grain brewing, and at the time a Corona mill was the best I could afford. It served me well for many years and several hundred pounds of malt, but the older I get the lower … Continue reading

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