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Random Food of the Day

  Homemade sourdough bread ready for the oven

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Random Food of the Day

Smoked pork butt

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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

Black Cargo Rice – uncooked cooked (1 rice: 2 water in a rice cooker) Complete as a side with green onions, ground sesame, and a touch of Ponzu sauce.

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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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Real Life Review – Vivo 7 lb sausage stuffer

Although I technically could have used the stuffing attachment for my stand mixer to fill the casings on my recent foray into sausagemaking, I’ve used similar devices in the past and found it to be rather difficult to keep supplying … 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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Thoughts on replacing a 36” stove

I recently bought a new house and it came with a new stove. Or at least new to me, as the stove itself predated the house by many years. The initial checks done during the inspection were satisfactory; the burners … Continue reading

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Ham and lentil stew

Walking past the butcher’s display I noticed they had smoked ham hocks, and somehow by the time I got to the kitchen I had one of those and some veg in my bag. Combined with some lentils du Pay and … Continue reading

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