Aquaponics | Part One

Like I needed another “thing” in my Kitchen, btw… What’s Aquaponics, you may ask? That’d be a mighty fine question. One I asked years ago when it was introduced to me and the kiddo’s back when I was still homeschooling w the boys. We all thought it was SO.FREAKIN.COOL.!!! What the heck is AQUAPONICS?! BASICALLY,…

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kitchen DESIGN | Restaurant Supply Auctions

RESTAURANT AUCTIONS for Kitchen Design! Who knew?! To know me is to know I love vintage. I think there’s something so connected about taking an object that has been used and tossed aside, and breathing new life into it. I love the manifestation of the passage of time showing on objects and humans alike –…

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ENTERTAIN | 10 TIPS on How to Host Big Groups (in Small Spaces)

I serve a lot of dinners for just the fam (of 6), and I often entertain in small dinner parties for 6-12 people, but 4 times a year it’s a literal big group free-for-all in my home. Open invitation to family, friends who think they’re family, and friends who don’t have family locally (typical in…

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today’s KITCHEN | Dehydrating

Did you know you can dehydrate JUST ABOUT ANYTHING?! Challenge Accepted! I bought this Salton Vita Pro Dehydrator off Amazon and, honestly, it works just fine. A more expensive one might work the food a bit differently, but I’m good for now. My Kid Tt started dehydrating steak as jerky, with all his fancy seasonings,…

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about last NIGHT | 19.11.22 Poached Quail Egg Ravioli

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… OK, it wasn’t THAT bad, but when trying a new dish – especially a slightly technical one – with guests is always a bit of a dice roll. I DID warn them all that we might end up ordering pizza by the end…

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today’s KITCHEN | My Nemesis – Quail Eggs

NEMESIS! ‘An inescapable agent of one’s downfall’. Quail eggs – and my obsessive desire to master them – will ultimately be my downfall, as I can’t see how I’ll possibly ever succeed against these maniacal little beasts… *sigh* I’m not even sure how I was introduced to these insufferable little ovals of madness, but now…

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My Best List (so far!) of Foodie Movies + Recipes

List of Best Foodie Cooking Kitchen Movies and Recipes

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today’s KITCHEN | Soul Soup (Leek + Cauliflower) RECIPE

Guess what? LIFE IS BUSY! I can’t always do fresh ingredients in the moment. Can you? That’s why I love a good BASE – anything I can make in big batches, that can be frozen/canned and used anytime as a base ‘ingredient’ for a quick meal. This Leek + Cauliflower Base is great for massive…

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SHOP | Limoges Dishware

Limoges is an antique line of china dishware that I’ve been collecting since my friend, the ‘Grand Duke of Shaughnessy’ (he doesn’t have social media, so he’s officially whatever I choose to hashtag him as. You’re welcome, Grand Duke.), started putting dinner parties onto a whoooooole ‘nother level. I originally bought a set of gorgeous…

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TRAVEL diaries | Food is Memories …

Hassan Kadam said it perfectly – Food is memories.Ok, I DEFINITELY watch too many Cooking Movies! (Hundred Foot Journey quote). But it is so very true. I admit it. When I dream of a place and time, I’m probably thinking of the food. I’m reminiscing what I ate as I sat on the sidewalk cafe…

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about last NIGHT | 19.11.11 Mushroom Risotto + Duck

Do you find you spend more time in the Kitchen while guests are over, than actually sitting with your guests? I often do! I’m constantly trying to figure out perfect menus where I can pre-prep 95% of the meal, and simply finish off and serve once guests start arriving, so I can be sitting, relaxing,…

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today’s KITCHEN | Fresh Local Dungeness Crab (or “Dunnies”!)

A real treat, personally and foodily!!Yeah, ok – that’s not a word… This photo of my elder son, Kid Tt, just watching the Ocean go by as he waits for his crabby catch of the day makes me SO VERY HAPPY! This boy has loved oceans, sharks, fish etc since he was a wee lad.…

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ENTERTAIN | Elevating your Food

I LOVE entertaining – especially dinner parties with random, interesting humans. Then both my food AND the conversation is elevated!

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today’s KITCHEN | All Stocked Up!

Do you love to make Stocks? I freeze food bits for months, then do a “stock day”. It’s the best for great Pho!

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TRAVEL diaries | Food Treasures!

Love travel? Love looking back at your souvenirs and reminiscing? ME, TOO! I just tend to COOK all my souvenirs 😉

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today’s KITCHEN | Cranberries + Pumpkin Seeds

It might sound weird, but I tend to “inherit” food. Friends come by with home grown or salvaged goodies and a quick “can’t wait to see what you do!” Check out this round!

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SHOP | Vintage + Thrifting 101

I’ll admit it. I’m a hoarder. I have CABINETS full of vintage and antique cookware and dishes! And I use every.single.piece.

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kitchen DESIGN | Out with the old…

A new Kitchen is SOVERY exciting, but there are things I’m definitely going to miss, and things I’ll absolutely do again…

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