equipment and techniques

equipment and techniques

Mostly Wordless Not-Wednesday: when smoking is allowed indoors…

Friday, September 9th, 2016


Mmmmm…. Because your browser doesn’t support iframes, please go directly to the video: adding smoky flavour to dhal Makhani (If you are unable to view the video here, please go directly to YouTube: adding smoky flavour to dhal Makhani.)

More scones please

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

summary: new (for us) methods for scone making; Bien Cuit method being radically different from anything we’ve seen before; difference between biscuits and scones; brief review of ebook version of Bien Cuit; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) I’m saying biscuit; you’re saying scone! I say they’re different; you say I’m […] Continue reading »

Who says homemade pierogies are hard to make?

Monday, February 8th, 2016


summary: our favourite brand of supermarket pierogies has disappeared; so has our favourite brand of yoghurt; it turns out making pierogies at home is ridiculously easy; so is yoghurt… (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Whine alert: Sigh… There are even fewer choices on our supermarket shelves and our favourite brands […] Continue reading »

Mostly-Wordless Not-Wednesday: regrow beet greens in one week, eh?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

  As proof that kitchen miracles so exist, here are four vegetables that regrow in one week with just water and sunshine. […] [A]ll members of the turnip family (beets, turnips, parsnips) can regrow their greens   – Jaime Brockway, Use, Regrow, Repeat: 4 Vegetables that Regrow in One Week, Food52 Regrow the greens in […] Continue reading »


Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Burnt Whisker Forge Lame

summary: scoring with a Burnt Whisker Forge lame; improved lame scoring; well balanced handle; the magic of summer; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) It’s close and muggy right now but there’s a hint of a cool breeze and thunderheads building, giving the promise of a break in the heat. And […] Continue reading »

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