Category Archives: Cooking

New Trellis & The Fate of Tuppence

Good news first.  I just finished this trellis for Margaret.  It’s a nice, simple design derived from lots of other trellis shapes that pretty much sucked.  Umm…  Why did I say that? Well, just about all the rest looked clunky … Continue reading

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Up-scaled Natto

See them beans on the rice?  That’s natto.  If you’ve ever found yourself talking about Japanese food with someone from Japan, it’s probably safe to assume that they asked you if you’ve either heard of or tried natto.  Natto holds … Continue reading

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Up-cycle Your Onion Skins

See the arid loveliness of the onion and garlic roots and skins? Their shared destiny need not be the rubbish bin, the sink’s garbage disposal unit, or even a direct routing to the compost heap. No, no, no! Save all … Continue reading

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Whoops Mr. Moto…

I still think I’m a nut for getting Margaret this little kettle for Christmas.  I think it was either late November or early December when she showed me a picture of this same stainless steel kettle positioned next to another, … Continue reading

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Hindsight

Once again, I cook something that looks and tastes good but forget to note the process. Behold: This started out with the intention of being some kind of pilaf, maybe even a pollo con arroz, or a dirty rice.  In … Continue reading

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Finally! Fesenjoon!

If you spoke the name in public, I’m certain you’d get people’s attention.  The name sounds both exotic and silly.  It’s as if you found a new and wonderful new rhyme for that trite, horrible collection of “moon,” “June,” and … Continue reading

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Carbonara Madness!!!

Where does inspiration come from? Sometimes it starts with one word. My latest kick-start was: Ricotta. Actually, it was more like my hearing Margaret from over my shoulder saying something like, “Leftover ricotta” or “that leftover ricotta.” As obsessive as … Continue reading

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Daizu no Nimono & Kamameshi (Simmered Soybeans w/Chicken and Japanese Rice Pilaf)

This is probably foreign territory for some of you foodies out there–but fear not!  This all is nothing more than Japanese comfort food.  It all started out with my love of kamameshi:  Japanese steamed rice pilaf.  Ever since my mom … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello, everyone.  We here, at Coop de Kitchen, are dedicated to the stumbling towards the Nirvana of slow living, slow food, and happenstance gardening.  We proclaim to the world that the perfection of this can only be attained through the precision … Continue reading

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