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A medieval goose

November 26, 2008

Over at Quid Plura?, there’s a description of an attempt to recreate a medieval recipe for A goos in hogepotte.

Experiment #45

March 31, 2008

Yes, you can use Trader Joe’s Minty Hot Chocolate mix instead of sugar in your butter cookie recipe. But you might want to add a little extra mix, or maybe a little bit more sugar. I like unsweet cookies as much as the next person, or really probably much more, but there was something a little off about the unsweet chocolate mint cookies. Although everyone else liked it well enough. Perhaps it is my dislike of chocolate showing through again (see also: why I am trying to come up with things to do with this minty hot chocolate mix).

I can no longer drink vinegar direct from the bottle

February 16, 2008

When I was a kid, my mother would make this simple cabbage and noodle dish with any leftover ham. And I really liked it. But when I was twelve I stopped eating meat. And then I asked for the cabbage and noodle dish. “But you don’t eat ham anymore,” she said. “Well, make it without the ham.” She wasn’t sure it would work, but she made it anyways. And it was good. (more…)