Tag Archives: Arizona

The Jade Beetle

He thought he was all alone on the back step, but he didn’t reckon that I had been out for the first time procuring victuals to help us through this hard time and would be making a couple of trips … Continue reading

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Sourdough Mojo

What seems like an eternity ago, I started having difficulty with my sourdough bread. It defied me at every turn.  I was so discouraged. I experimented with recipes for regular yeast bread, and finally evolved a really good one that … Continue reading

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Petite Pan Pizza

About two years ago, my sourdough starter took a header, and we’ve been without ever since,  But now I am trying to get a new sourdough starter going.  It is slow going, so I’ve been making smallish bread things to … Continue reading

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Onion Soup Like No Other

As readers have probably noticed, I am an incredible sucker for Penzey’s Spices.  There is an absurd number of jars (at least 30!) within my reach as I sit at my place at the kitchen island to eat, plus some … Continue reading

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Blustery Day Chicken Soup

It was a dreary day today.  We are so spoiled with abundant sunshine on most days, that it is necessary to have chicken soup when the weather is less than perfect. Fortunately, there was a vat of chicken broth simmering … Continue reading

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Why is Steak Cheaper Than Hamburger Meat?

On most Fridays, our local Safeway store features either Rib Eye or New York Strip steaks for $5. a pound.  Good ground beef is usually more than that, so we eat a lot of steak! The New York Strips are … Continue reading

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Mulligatawny Soup

Forty some years ago, NOLA Boy did a trek to Gokyo Lake in Nepal, via India.  He picked up a liking for Indian food on this trip.  This was before our time together, and I have zip interest in Indian … Continue reading

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