• Carrot Top Sesame Stir-Fry

    A bunch of carrots with bushy, crispy greens arrived in our CSA box. I've learned that whenever the box arrives, the soft, leafy greens need to be used first. Carrot tops are interesting. They

  • New Sourdough Starter and a Successful Bake

    Finally, there is  a sourdough success to write about! If you don't know why that warrants an exclamation mark, have a look over here. For the past several weeks, I've been nourishing a new starter,

  • Cheddar Oregano Twist Buns

    Too much time spent on the internet these days. Browsing recipes, food blogs, and pinterest has become an escape from the rest of the internet where terrible things are filling my feeds. These days

  • Thai Style Spicy Beef Salad

    I once combed through the produce section of what felt like a million supermarkets, just to find a green papaya for a Thai salad. While the salad was excellent, it only used about a quarter of the

  • Parmesan Rosemary Crackers

    Last weekend, I made crackers. I used a recipe that I've used a few times before. I found it a while ago on the baker chick's blog, to where it, in turn, appears to have journeyed from Smitten

  • Repurposing Tortillas as Lasagna Sheets

    We had a houseguest staying over for a few days at the beginning of the month. Or actually, I did, because Paulus wasn't yet back then. There are two nice things about having people staying over. One

  • New Wooden Breakfast Boards

    My mom gave Paulus these wooden breakfast boards as a Christmas gift. At the school where she works, they have established a farm store where they sell jams, pickles and knick-knacks, and that's

  • Smoked Mushrooms and Polenta in Cheese Broth

    It's been raining all week in San Diego, and so I've been craving hot dishes, and particularly grains, for every meal. I have had cooked oats for breakfast, barley for lunch, and polenta for dinner.