recipe time! how to make delicious tomato paste.

Say you’re like me and have 11,000 tomatoes emerging from your garden every week, and you’re to the point of using them to pelt random strangers as they walk down the street, because you’ve already exhausted all other uses. Rather than risk assault charges, you could instead make the easiest tomato paste ever. It takes a long time, but there’s ...

one last post about my garden, i swear.

I finished the emptying of the garden last night, except for the onions and lettuce that are still hanging on, and the herbs that will hopefully return next year. There are now bunches of herbs hanging in the basement (I’m going to leave the laundry room door open for our Halloween party; it looks like the Blair Witch Project in ...

fall = curry 2

Yep, it’s fall. I was caught off-guard by it, since it went from the 70s to frost-warning within a week’s time. Then it rained for an entire week while it stayed cold, so my garden has just been sitting around looking sad. Last night was the first time I was able to do anything with it. I pulled out the ...

bakin’ 3

Last night, I made this: I saw the recipe posted a couple days ago, and knew we had to try it. I did just get 500 pounds of flour at Costco, after all. I’m still not that comfortable with using the dough hook in the stand mixer; I’ve made bread twice now, and I can never tell when the dough ...