Category Archives: in the kitchen

No Spark of Joy

Yesterday, we cleared out the little closet in our kitchen that we call the pantry, disposed of some items that were well past their “best-used-by” date, and put the rest back in a more organized manner. It was kind of … Continue reading

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Things I Now Cook in the Oven

I’m not sure what prompted me initially to Google “Cooking bacon in the oven,” or something close to that. But I did, and in a small way, it has changed my life. I used to fry bacon on the stovetop … Continue reading

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Juice Pops!

When I was a kid, my mom would make juice pops for us in the summer — orange juice, apple juice, even chocolate milk. She had a plastic mold that would make eight little frozen treats. The one I remember … Continue reading

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Chicken Vindaloo

Oftentimes, Tim makes Sunday evening dinner, usually something that results in leftovers that make easy-to-heat lunches for the upcoming week. This week, however, I took over meal preparation. When we were making up our weekly shopping list yesterday morning, I … Continue reading

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“Panini” Is Just a Fancy Word for Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Some number of years ago, I want to say at least 20 but probably more, my folks gave me a waffle iron. (If I remember correctly, my mom may even have purchased it with Green Stamps.) I’ve used it from … Continue reading

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A Taste of Gryn

So, I didn’t get around to trying the gryn until last night for dinner. First, I sautéed up some onions, just because. Then I tossed in a slice of gryn to brown. I had to be careful turning it over … Continue reading

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Gryn

Today I made gryn. It’s something my dad ate growing up in a Swedish-American farming community in Iowa. Later on, my mom would make it for him — and only him. I don’t think she ever partook, and neither did … Continue reading

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