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Scripturient: Spiralizing out of control

I bought myself a spiral veggie cutter recently – a spiralizer, they’re called – after hearing a friend rave on about how wonderful his was. And since I both like to cook and I’m a gadget freak, I thought I ought to get myself o… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Spiralizing out of control

Dead Wild Roses: Who Knew that Salsa Had a Spectrum?

Dryly amusing. 🙂  Filed under: Humour Tagged: Cooking, Humour . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Who Knew that Salsa Had a Spectrum?

Dead Wild Roses: Things I Need to Try Before I Die – Spaghettieis

Looks like you may have to pack extra insulin, but it looks like it is worth it. 🙂 Spaghettieis is a German ice cream made to look like a plate of spaghetti. In the dish, vanilla ice cream is extruded through a modified Spätzle press or potato ricer, giving it the appearance of spaghetti. It […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Things I Need to Try Before I Die – Spaghettieis

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – Minimum Requires For Going Off Grid

PLANNING FOR THE PLAN Well not without a plan and money. Going to a Tiny Home and living off grid is a little more complex than going camping for a weekend or even camping for week. It is basically "I’m going camping forever, but still want all the nice things we enjoy in our technological society" So my plan is to build a initial, quick and inexpensive Tiny Home in early spring of 2016 or . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – Minimum Requires For Going Off Grid

A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – Minimum Requires For Going Off Grid

PLANNING FOR THE PLAN Well not without a plan and money. Going to a Tiny Home and living off grid is a little more complex than going camping for a weekend or even camping for week. It is basically "I’m going camping forever, but still want all the nice things we enjoy in our technological society" So my plan is to build a initial, quick and inexpensive Tiny Home in early spring of 2016 or . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: Going Green – The Tiny Home Project – Minimum Requires For Going Off Grid

Scripturient: More Pasta Making

My first attempt at ravioli was, I admit, a disaster. But you learn from trying what you need to do the next time. And you also learn from reading what tools you might need to do better. Sure, you can make ravioli and other stuffed pasta by hand, but what I wanted was a plaque. . . . → Read More: Scripturient: More Pasta Making

Scripturient: Update: expanding my pasta making

I’ve just ordered a pasta extruder – the Marcato “Regina” pasta machine, which I expect to arrive in another week. This will allow me to make hollow pasta types like penne and rigatoni, not just the flat varieties I’ve been making to date. The machine got fairly good reviews online at various cooking sites. These . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Update: expanding my pasta making

Scripturient: Late Spring Pastas

I’m still working on a formula for the perfect pasta dough, trying different mixes of flour and other ingredients to get both the best consistency and taste. And to experiment with texture so the pasta has the best mouth feel. I make fresh pasta once or twice a week now. My efforts so far have . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Late Spring Pastas

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Making Pasta

Last year I decided to start making my own pasta. Seems a natural extension of my bread making. But it took several months before I could get started, what with personal issues and, of course, the holiday season interfering. This week I finally took the step. As usual with me, I did a lot of . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Making Pasta

A Grumpy Hobbit: And I Am Back

It has been years since I blogged, I have been generally been using FaceBook and the twitters, but I have been finding that these are limited and I need a more organized approached to keep things,… well organized. So I talked to Scott at the Progressive Bloggers about rejoining again and he was “Hey no . . . → Read More: A Grumpy Hobbit: And I Am Back

Dead Wild Roses: Christmas Cookie Making

I think I would get as far as just putting the background icing on the damn cookie then just end up eating the damn thing.

Filed under: Cooking Tagged: Holiday Cookies, Things I do not neccesarily want to understand but like anyways

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Dead Wild Roses: Thug Kitchen – Healthier Living for Everyone

The following post has a higher than usual amount of profanity (for DWR, anyway). You have been warned.

Eating right is hard. Eating horribly wrong is so very easy. Are we all doomed to clogged arteries, pickled livers, and malnourished obese children? No! Thug Kitchen is here to save us all! What started as an . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Thug Kitchen – Healthier Living for Everyone

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cooking with Bob Marley, on a snowy winter’s day

The cooking is rocking along to Bob Marley’s mellow groove, on this fine winter’s day. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory”…. “There’s a natural mystic blowin’ through the air…” “Soul captives are free.” The sweet potato pie, turnip casserole, pumpkin pies and banana bread are done, ready and waiting for the gathering tonight. . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cooking with Bob Marley, on a snowy winter’s day

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Cooking For (With?) Mom: A Sweet Journey! Guest Post

Recently, my relationship with my mother has revolved around a battle of wills that is reminiscent of the “We are SPARTA!” scene from the movie 300.  Since she is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, she is still capable of dressing herself, doing her makeup, and being relatively independent.  However—she struggles (mightily) with . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Cooking For (With?) Mom: A Sweet Journey! Guest Post

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Leek and potato soup: simple, hearty and delicious

Articles on food and cooking are rare on this blog, but occasionally I like to share some musings on this realm. Food is such an important part of our lives; and simple, healthy food can elevate our mood, boost our energy, heal our bodies, calm our stress and sooth our minds – which in turn . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Leek and potato soup: simple, hearty and delicious

Writings of J. Todd Ring: More cooking joy

In the past week I’ve learned how to make nine new dishes – so joyous! Nothing compares to home cooking. Banana bread and zucchini loaf Both gluten-free, scrumptious and super-nutritious: with gluten-free flour, eggs, stevia, and loads of fresh-ground flax as well as chia seeds (From an improvised recipe from my mom.) Turkey noodle soup . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: More cooking joy

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Something so basic, yet so different stands between us

You’d think it should be this easy: just take a bread machine, throw in all the ingredients listed in the recipe, push a button, wait, remove loaf and eat. Yum. Nah, of course not. Never is. And there are reasons for this, I’ve been learning. I have an old bread machine – must be 20 . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Something so basic, yet so different stands between us

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Now That’s Cooking

Cynthia had never mastered all of the culinary arts, despite her self-styled title of “Sauciest Chef in the West.” Her ragouts were a disaster and her inability to get a souffle to rise was legendary. Fortunately, she could get other … Continue reading →

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body

Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body – a very good motto that is. The saying comes from the Roman Juvenal, and it applies as much today as it did two thousand years ago, of course. I’ve alternated, myself, between being a certified bon vivant, almost a regular Zorba the . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body

CalgaryLiberal.com: Politics Isn’t Complicated: It’s Not Chess, It’s Cooking

People over-complicate things. And politics is one of those things. It isn’t complicated. It’s about the sum of personal relationships between many people guided by leadership, churned by passion, and basted by endurance. It’s the furthest thing from chess. It’s more like cooking. Or, at least, good cooking. You have good ingredients – an incredible . . . → Read More: CalgaryLiberal.com: Politics Isn’t Complicated: It’s Not Chess, It’s Cooking

The Single Life of Cooking – Creamy Spinach Chicken

Lactose intolerant? Can’t eat gluten? Want something healthier that’s still tasty, but LOVE creamy stuff? Try replacing your creams and milks with coconut milk. You’ll still get a creaminess to it (it is however a littler sweeter than milk), but you’ll skip all the bloatedness and possible farting. I tried it when I made a . . . → Read More: The Single Life of Cooking – Creamy Spinach Chicken