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Vegetarian Stuffing

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

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It’s been a little while, hey? So many things have happened in the past months! I brought home my beautiful, fantastic, slightly silly Sirius. He’s now a whopping 45 pounds, and a wonderful eight months old. He’s an amazing source of joy, learning, and amusement in my life. I moved; I left Colorado again, this time for the desert landscape of Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve learned that after living in 116 degree weather, 90 feels pleasant, and 80 at night is the time that you start to need a jacket after a while. I’ve learned how to know when a dust storm is coming, and that I should always have extra water on hand, because water gets pumped up hill here. I am filled with joy to come home to a bounding, brown blur of dog at the end of the day. I am often trepidatious about my future. I am uncertain much of the time, but I am learning.

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Sweet Potato Gratin

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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Do you ever have baking experiments that aren’t really meant to be experimental, and somehow end up (a disaster) an experiment anyway? I think I used the word “experiment” too many times in that sentence for it to make sense, but honestly; I set out to make something tasty sometimes, from a reliable recipe that makes sense, and suddenly I have cupcake batter everywhere. I suppose all this is to say that, even after making cupcakes twenty, fifty, a hundred times, we’re all still messing around with things that aren’t always in our control (more on this later – ie, after I’ve cleaned up all of the batter and figured out what the heck went so wrong. Again). Read the rest of this entry »

French Vegetable Soup

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

So, about that soup I was telling you about – this is my favorite soup.  Ever.  I wasn’t a big fan of soup until I tried this one.  My mom traditionally makes it at least once a year (she makes an enormous batch and freezes part of it, so bonus on that front) and she made it last year before I came home at Thanksgiving.  I was immediately smitten with it, and stole the recipe.  It took me until this year to actually try making it, but it was a fantastic success in my house.

We’re a pretty picky bunch.  I’ve already confessed to being a picky eater, and a picky vegetarian on top of it.  One of my housemates is lactose intolerant, one is a vegan, and the other is just picky.  Like me.  Except he eats meat.  We usually work around all of these issues when we cook for each other, and this dinner (minus the cheese – I didn’t tell the vegan about that, shh…) served us all incredibly well.  Particularly after a cold day in the snow, this was well-deserved and well-loved.  It’s especially delightful because it takes less preparatory effort than I would have otherwise thought – it’s actually relatively easy to make.  And delicious.   Read the rest of this entry »