Growing Herbs and Mushrooms

Along with cooking, gardening has never been my thing. Indeed my use of fresh herbs has been mostly limited to harvesting the occasional spring of rosemary, or making pesto from a basil plant that doesn’t live long. Actually the truth is I’ve never bothered using herbs and spices in my cooking much at all: I’m […]

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The Instant Pot

Yes, we got an Instant Pot,and wow I seem to be using it almost every single day! It can pressure cook, slow cook, steam veggies and sauté. Not sure the sautéing function is that useful, (I suppose it would be if you lived in a dorm and this thing was your whole kitchen), but the […]

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The most me apron ever

My wonderful friend Meret has made me a a custom apron! Total surprise design but obviously she knows me well because there couldn’t be a more “me” apron in existence (outer space and David Bowie?!). Totally blown away unwrapping this art piece. Going to be incredibly useful: it gets messy and wet spending hours in […]

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Being zen and feeling better

I’m amazed at what a patient person I’ve actually turned out to be. I’ve always felt quite impatient when I couldn’t do something easily, or had to learn something new that took a while; I like doing things that can be done quickly and I like learning things that can be learned quickly. This whole […]

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Organ meat for cocktail hour

Apparently liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! (Interesting article on the world’s 11 most nutrient dense foods here). I haven’t tried beef liver yet, but there are two big ones waiting in the freezer. I have, however, now tried chicken liver mousse and actually enjoyed it. I’ve made two […]

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Krauting success!

My little pint of sauerkraut has been sitting in a dark cupboard for the last week busily fermenting itself, and now it appears that the special lids and jar weights did their job! It’s been a week and the sauerkraut tastes like sauerkraut. I’m pleased with the tools I bought: no need to constantly check […]

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60mgs of steroids a day

Feels a lot less interesting than I thought it might. The pharmacist said this is the “highest dose of prednisone that leaves you in the wakey talky world”, but I honestly haven’t felt much from it at all except a continuing decrease in my autoimmune symptoms, which is absolutely fantastic. The first few days I […]

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