Category Archives: Cooking and Baking

Pumpkin Tart

There is a marvelous used bookstore, called The Book Juggler, in the town half-way between home and grad school. My dad and I have gotten in the habit of stopping there and accidentally spending longer than we meant to in … Continue reading

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The Weekend Chef: Some things I have made

Two weekends ago I made these whole grain, fruit-filled bars, and they were delicious. They are the type of oatmeal fruit bars with a firm bottom crust, some fruit filling, and a slightly crumbly topping. The kind you buy at … Continue reading

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The Weekend Chef: jam

So, I made jam this weekend. It’s pretty tasty. This is what I made: http://foodinjars.com/2010/01/honey-lemon-apple-jam-recipe/. The apples came from the tree in my new backyard. I’m excited to give some of these jars away as gifts.   I also made this: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/israeli-couscous-salad-with-roasted-vegetables/. … Continue reading

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The Weekend Chef – Gnocchi

Featured Website: The Plastic-Free Chef Featured Recipe: Homemade Potato Gnocchi   Ingredients:  1 1/2 pounds potatoes (I used yukon gold) 1 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour, my standard) 1/4 tsp salt My Method:  Peel and roughly … Continue reading

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The Weekend Chef makes Irish Soda Bread

Featured cookbook: Quinoa 365 , by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming Featured recipe: Irish Soda Bread Featured story: One of my dormies at Reed made amazingly delicious Irish soda bread, and ever since she fed us all with it, I’ve … Continue reading

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Adventures of the Weekend Chef

The weekend chef is probably not a terribly original name, but I like the way it sounds. I am just about to start a masters degree program. I’ve just moved into a new home, my first time living truly on … Continue reading

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Ham, Lentil, Rice, and Vegetable Variations

Two years ago I made a ham, lentil, and rice soup for the first time. It was a pretty plain and simple soup, rather thick, and I think it came out an unappealing sort of brown. But oh boy, was … Continue reading

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