Category Archives: fun family time

Full of Beans…

I got the coolest birthday present from my parents:  5 varieties of heirloom beans from Ranch Gordo, as well as a canvas bag (good for my knitting) and a cookbook. Although I loooooove beans, I had never heard of Rancho … Continue reading

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We Believe in Jamie

That would be Jamie Oliver, author of cookbooks, school-lunch revolutionary, TedTalk giver, chef, restaurant-owner, husband & dad: Sure, he likes anchovies more than we do, but in general every recipe we’ve tried has been delicious. We were a little worried … Continue reading

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1+1=Pizza Dough

Today for Pizza & a Movie Night (or Pizza and a Basketball Game night, as Jane has a game at 8pm on a Friday!) we tried a recipe shared with me by my mom from Delish.com. It sounds crazy, but … Continue reading

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Pizza & a Movie & a Spelling Bee

For the past several years we’ve been doing family “pizza & a movie night” on Fridays. Sometimes we make our own pizza, sometimes it’s frozen, sometimes we order out…and sometimes it’s Chinese food or a burger instead. It can be … Continue reading

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Soup, Glorious Soup

Another delicious recipe from Soup for Syria: Roasted Beet Soup. This was a challenge because Tim hates “beetroot.” My father actually hates beets, too, so I don’t remember ever having them as a child. I do remember feeding my younger sister pureed … Continue reading

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Cheap, Easy, & Delicious

I thought Mark Bittman was a genius when I started cooking from his book, How to Cook Everything. I thought he was a visionary when I read VB8. And then I read the recipe that changed my life: 1 brown paper lunchbag … Continue reading

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Starting Things on a Saturday

Today was a good day to start things. We made our first sourdough starter. I used 1 c of rye flour and 1/2 c water to start, but then had doubts about whether or not our tap water is chlorinated. pause … Continue reading

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