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Pickled Eggs: The perfect use for your Easter eggs

If you were to rank all of the things you can do with eggs, crème brûlée would probably be near the top. Following very close behind is the pickled egg. The pickled egg is one of the finest foods you can put in your mouth. It is more than a…

Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream

AT the end of winter we are rewarded with spring. At the end of summer, we are rewarded with peaches. There is nary a fruit finer than a fresh peach. I do not claim that this recipe will improve on the experience of eating a fresh peach. I do claim,…

Revisit to my rye-ish bread

I had another go at making bread. I have tried baking in a pan and really prefer the free-form loaf. I used the same recipe as found in my previous post on making artisan bread. I really focused on making it look as good as it tastes, as my previous…

My Favorite Handmade Soap Recipe

Why I Make My Own Soap It started as a challenge. My wife wanted to buy this $9USD bar of soap in La Jolla California. I thought, “if there is anything different about handmade soap, there has got to be a better way than 9 bucks a bar.” While prices…

How I Make a Grilled Pizza

One of my favorite summertime meals is grilled Margherita pizza. Fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic from the garden are ideal. If these items are not available, you can still make it — but it might not be quite as amazing. Here is how it goes. Alton Brown’s grilled pizza recipe…

How to Eat a Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is not your most common garden vegetable. It can be, however, one of the finest. I prefer it raw and fresh. Kohlrabi is high in vitamin C and potassium – as well as fiber. More nutrition information can be found here. How to Enjoy Select a good sized stem, about…

The Only Way to Eat a Green Bean

I grew green beans in the garden this year because my wife likes them. The problem with a green bean is that it is, for all intents and purposes, inedible. There are very few foods that actually trigger the gag reflex when put into my mouth. A green bean is…

Amazing 4th of July Recipes

Hot Dog Salad There is nothing more American than July 4th. There is no better way to celebrate the 4th but with hot dogs. This simple recipe will leave your guests in a state of awe. What you will need: 1 Package of pre-cooked hot dogs 1 Bottle of Ketchup…

How to Eat a Piece of Rhubarb Like You Know What You Are Doing

We have all been there, but let me set the scene for you. You are at a dinner party. You are trying to impress someone and perhaps even a special someone. You have the look, the clothes, and the small talk (or smalltalk, depending on the crowd). You know which…

Freaking Fantastic French Toast

We made some french toast for Easter breakfast. Suffice it to say, it was the finest french toast I have ever had. It also had 2 days worth of calories so you can only eat it once a year. Since the recipe is probably copyrighted, I will summarize. Couple cups…

Grinding Your Own Fresh Horseradish

We ran into a problem on Christmas day. We had shrimp. We did not have cocktail sauce. We had ketchup, but we did not have horseradish. Fortunately, I had some in the garden. After I ground it up, I let my three year old smell it. It made him cry…

Fine Artisan Rye-ish Bread

I came across a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. While the name seemed to me like a marketing gimmick, I thought I would give some of the recipes a try. The basic premise of the book is to make a large amount of dough all at…