Monthly Archives: December 2006

a few homemade kitchen tools

More cross-blog posting fun, where woodworking and the kitchen combine… The two spurtles, I made last fall in a woodturning class. The top one is oak the bottom is cherry. Both are finished with walnut oil, and so far remain … Continue reading

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bagged and tagged

10 Cups of fresh (and now frozen) Christmas ham stock. now… what to do with it? (apart from forget about it, and throw it away next fall) Seriously. I’m not finding much inspiration out there – little beyond split pea … Continue reading

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two kitchen day

I knew today was going to be a busy day, but I didn’t think I’d get close to everything accomplished. I had to assemble (on the Q.T.) the toy kitchen set Santa pre-delivered (for assembly) for my little girl… (he’s … Continue reading

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baking fool

A double batch of spritz cookies last weekend, then a double batch of chocolate chip yesterday morning, two loaves of multi-grain bread this morning and a triple layer birthday cake tonight… I LOVE my new mixer. I’m so happy my … Continue reading

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things are a brewin

Yesterday I brewed up a nice (I hope) batch of Pale Ale, as well as an Apple Ale (not cider, but rather a beer with apple juice replacing some of the water and sugar in the recipe). The latter, along … Continue reading

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have some beer with (or in) your cake

There was a recipe in the paper a few years back that really caught my eye – a gingerbread cake made with Guiness! Described more like a fudgey brownie than a cake, it sounded like a winner to me. (It … Continue reading

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