Category Archives: Basics & Process

From basic how-to’s to fancy words and lots of stuff in between…

We can pickle that!


If you love pickles like we do, you’ve pretty much always got several jars in your fridge. In addition to cukes, we’ll typically have store bought capers, olives, and pepperoncini. That list is a great source for fridge pickling brine … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain hates your garlic press.


In his epic tell all, Kitchen Confidential, my favorite kitchen kermudgeon, Anthony Bourdain, had this to say about garlic. “Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime. Old … Continue reading

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That ain’t how we play…


I tweak and republish this post annually; I think you’ll see why when you read it. See, I’m not out to be tragically hip, in fact quite the contrary. Or maybe Matthew Selman said it best; “I wish there was … Continue reading

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Maitake Madness


Also known as Hen of the Woods, Maitakes are a fabulous treat. Continue reading

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Camp Breakfast a la Dutch Oven


  It might not surprise y’all to know that Monica and I pull out all the stops when it comes to camp cooking. Rather than see camping as a need to pare down and go simple, we take it as … Continue reading

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