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Entries Tagged as 'Food preparation'

Cooking class report card: Let’s call it a B-

November 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Cooking tips, Food preparation

My first challenge: Teach novices to cook in 2 hours. What was I thinking? My second challenge: Same time frame, narrower focus. This time, it was grassfed beef and pastured chicken and pork. As promised, here’s a look at those two cooking classes, each attended by ten persons. (You can read the course descriptions and […]

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Pear windfall makes fine pear sauce

August 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · local food, recipes

I recently received a windfall of hard green pears from Angela after a branch broke from her tree, thereby rushing the pear harvest. As perhaps you can tell from the photo, the pears were small, the round bottom portion about the size of a handball, and they weren’t yet ripe. I let the pears sit […]

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Tip: Cook corn in the husk

August 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Cooking for one, Cooking tips, Food preparation

Can corn on the cob relieve anxiety? Probably not, but maybe writing about it will. The project I’m working on has me in a knot of anxiety, which I hate. I’m not usually an anxious person. I do like writing on this blog, though, so as a reward to myself for a day of teeth-gnashing […]

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Roundup: Winners, food tips, tomatoes

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · local food, recipes, Roundup

It was a rough week for me, but I’ve finally caught my breath enough to offer a roundup with updates, opinion and information that’s good to know. Updates Scattered sushi recipe. Anyone who was around for the Japanese cooking demonstration at the Lawrence Farmers Market in June and who wondered how to make chirashi zushi […]

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Make easy tomato sauce in oven for freezing

August 10th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Food preparation, recipes

Until last week, I’d recommended Joanne’s method of roasting tomatoes for tomato sauce, but I hadn’t made it myself (if you don’t count one attempt). Sister Lori endorsed the method heartily, so I passed it on to Lynn, who pronounced it genious… and then turned around and gave me 2 1/2 gallons (dry measure) of […]

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Day 1: Cottage cheese dilemma in Food for Change Challenge

August 3rd, 2009 · 7 Comments · Food selection, local food, recipes

What was I thinking? I was trying to throw together a quick brown-bag lunch on this first day of the Food for Change Challenge, and I discovered I already was messing up. Breakfast was OK. I had 100% organic cereal (so far, high-fructose corn syrup doesn’t qualify as organic) with Iwig milk, coffee, orange juice. […]

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