Category: My Kitchen

  • Thanksgiving Week

    It’s that time of year, the week of Thanksgiving Dinner. Preparations are under way via plans and gathering. Tomorrow we’ll pick up the turkeys from Whole Foods Market, and the little things I have left to get at Costco and Publix. Monday night will be the last dinner we actually “make” before Thanksgiving Dinner. So […]

  • EW30EF65GSA Troubled Again

    I did a small cleaning cycle in my Electrolux (EW30EF65GSA) main oven last week, and the inner glass cracked. Ouch. I could have used it still, but I have enough problems with racks in it, I wasn’t going to deal with it until I could replace the glass. My glass replacement is out for delivery, […]

  • Preparing Bread for Thanksgiving Turkey Stuffing

    Onion Bread in the oven

    I’m prepping for roasting my turkey tomorrow, ahead of Thursday. This allows me to make the gravy and slice the turkey, get all the turkey packaged and into the refrigerator, only having to re-heat turkey in gravy for Thursday’s dinner. That means having all the other time on Thursday to make the rest of the […]

  • Pans; Cookware

    My older cookware is what I mostly use now. It had been in storage, but has a few pieces that work well for our current stove, thick disc flat bottoms. I’d gotten that cookware, Sitram, in the 2000’s, but got NEW cookware when we got this Electrolux glass top stove. The new stuff was OK, good, […]

  • Range is fixed. Need new cookware.

    We had someone come in to fix our EW30EF65GSA Range. Our Electrolux Stove is out of commission We needed a new Relay Board, and I was sick of trying to fix it. Another thing is they said the power wasn’t hooked up correctly. Quizzical since it was installed by installers and the power cord was […]

  • It’s the week of Christmas 2015!

    Less than a week until Christmas means more baking, more cleaning, more, more, more … I made a batch of Snickerdoodles yesterday. I also made up a double batch of Tollhouse Cookies, but didn’t bake them, my daughter did. I want to make a chewy molasses cookie, snowballs (russian tea cakes), and so many more […]

  • Culture, still haven’t gotten any

    The last regular post I wrote on this site was about Culture, in February. It’s now nearing the end of August and I haven’t put a bit more of time into obtaining any sour dough or any other cultures. I’m very unhappy with myself about my non-action, and will try to redeem the situation very […]

  • Culture Talk

    I’ve been thinking about doing more with bread again. I stopped making my own spelt sponges quite awhile ago. I need to get a proper sourdough starter. I’m making that my objective to complete in the next couple of weeks. [I do not want to “attempt” to make my own BTDT it’s not for me.] […]

  • The Holidays are approaching!

    The weather is cooler and the calendar is now showing November. Time to start thinking about a birthday and Thanksgiving, which are usually entwined to some degree more or less, this year the least of ever, with Thanksgiving being so late (compared to normally.) My husband is tasked with finding a nice FRESH Pastured Free-Range Turkey. I […]

  • Help! It’s dinner time and I have no idea what to make!

    I need ideas for more meals. I am in a rut. Always the same old thing. I’m really picky as to what to have though, not usually having much energy to actually make much of a meal for dinner anymore either. I want simple from scratch things, no mushrooms. No fish or seafood. Not that […]

  • Rain; Migraine; Cheeseburger Macaroni

    It’s been raining a lot lately. Thunderstorms, warnings, flash flood watches, etc. Last year it was like this around now. Both in 2012 and this year we had rain on the 4th of July, but windows of no rain opened up to let us do our fireworks in the evening. That is so awesome! July […]

  • Chicken Parmesan – Mother’s Day 2013

    Mother’s Day yesterday was alright. I got two gift cards, one for Michael’s and one for Best Buy. I also was given a LEGO set, Iron Man 3 –> attack at sea or something. I could do better with the set name, but I just don’t care right now. I built it last night. I […]

  • Thanksgiving Prep 2012 Free Range Turkey

    The turkey is in the oven. Free Range Young Turkey, stuffed with my own stuffing made from white spelt bread (which I made yesterday) cut into small cubes, then dried. I used onion and celery cooked until soft in 2 sticks of butter, then 1 1/2 quarts of chicken stock, 2 eggs, a bunch of […]

  • Thanksgiving Prep 2012 Wed afternoon

    Update on the turkey Yes, a Free Range fresh Turkey. Big enough at 17 some pounds. I have another turkey in the freezer for later. 🙂 So I’ll be roasting the turkey soon. Prep for stuffing under way: and Pies later.

  • Thanksgiving Prep 2012

    It’s the holiday season! Today I need to do some more preparations for the upcoming holiday. Wow! That’s tomorrow! I haven’t done as much as I had wanted to by now. I have a totally non-me turkey. I didn’t get one pre-ordered, hubby was going to and didn’t. He got me a frozen turkey from […]

  • On Taco’s and Farmers Breakfast

    We are having Taco’s for dinner tonight. I’m not making them, the children are. I have recipes on this site, things I make up, and they use either that, or a printout of it to make dinner. This is the recipe link … https://pastoralfarms.us/2009/09/18/taco-ground-meat-filling/ We still make it the same way, only I have a […]

  • Roast Chicken & Stuffing

    I’m roasting two organic chickens right now, stuffed with white spelt bread stuffing. The stuffing is my own recipe. I made a loaf of bread in my Cuisinart bread machine on Friday for this purpose. 3+ cups of White Spelt Flour, 1 1/2 tsp. yeast, 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp. Honey, 1 egg, 1 tsp. […]

  • Cinnamon Muffin Cake – Recipe

    On January 9 I posted about Muffin Cake. Today I am recreating that process of making muffins (ha ha!) on purpose. 2/3 c. butter, melted 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 2 c. milk 3 c. flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon Sift the dry ingredients together. Set aside. Put the […]

  • Muffin Cake

    I was making muffins for breakfast yesterday morning and then something happened which made me hand the process off to my daughter. I was going to write the recipe down on an index card, but I got distracted by the other thing, and then my husband and I had to go to homedepot for the […]

  • Chocolate Syrup

    Makes 1 Qt. chocolate syrup (4-cups) 1 1/2 cups Cocoa 2 3/4 cups Rapadura (experiment with more or less, or substitute another sweetener) 1/8 tsp. Sea Salt 2 cups Spring Water (or filtered) 4 tsp. Vanilla (REAL vanilla, not imitation) Combine everything except for the Spring Water and Vanilla into a medium saucepan. Gradually add […]