Category Archives: in the kitchen

Icelandic Skyr

On the last night of our road trip around Iceland last month, we stayed at a working farm called Eftstidalur. It’s a working dairy farm which in 2002 opened a restaurant and added overnight accommodations in response to a growth … Continue reading

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Our Meal Kit Adventure

So, my husband and I listen to lots of podcasts. For quite awhile now, we’ve noticed that a common sponsor is one or another of these delivered-to-your-door meal kit subscription services. Blue Apron was the first, then Sun Basket came … Continue reading

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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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