It’s been a couple weeks and I’ve been gradually making my way through the stuff in my freezer, getting more confident that we’re pretty much always going to be able to find what we need when we need it, so I was ok with not taking everything I wanted. But I still wound up with… Read More April 29, 2019
I used regular food coloring to dye my eggs, but there are a number of ways food scraps can be used for dye. Turmeric, beets, onion skins, and red cabbage are fairly well-known. Avocado skins and pits can also make a nice pink.
This week my trash buddy is planning a barbecue for his birthday, and the dumpsters were kind in giving him all that he could possibly need, except buns. He found a couple of packages of ground beef, vegetarian burgers and sausages, four or five big packs of chicken wings, Havarti, Muenster and Swiss, salad greens,… Read More April 1, 2019
Last night we found a great deal of food very quickly and were home in around an hour and a half, but the volume was so great that we were up as late as usual sorting and rinsing it. I took less than a third of the total home (I always tell myself I should… Read More February 4, 2019
The French macaron has become trendy in the past few years (my favorite flavors are earl grey, rose, and pistachio), leading to an occasional need for clarification between that cookie and the coconut macaroon. The similarity is in more than just the name; the two cookies are derived from a common almond-based ancestor, and both… Read More Chocolate-Drizzled Coconut Macaroons
Tonight was a good night. We had been hoping for eggs, and we found four dozen (and broke three of them) and four large tubs of yogurt (though unfortunately, none of it was plain) between us, as well as a number of other nice things, many of which there were exactly two of. Here’s what… Read More January 14, 2019