5 Things My Neighborhood Grocery Store Doesn’t Stock

5 Things My Neighborhood Grocery Store Doesn’t Stock, but Should Whole nutmeg – the closest I can get is “cracked” nutmeg in a grinder, which is better then powder, but not nearly as good as the whole nut. Duck Fat – its like lard, but is rendered from the fat under the skin of duck. […]

My First Apple Pie

I have baked a lot of things, but this is my first apple pie. I guess in general I don’t like apple pie that much, but I had the spare apples around and decided to take the opportunity to bake a pie.  The crust is a standard pie crust (flour, shortening, water), but with half […]

Yet another old interest returning

I have not been serious about gardening, plant cultivation or anything of that sort in years, but now I find myself expecting delivery of 75 bare root strawberry plants in November, 2 blueberry bushes in December and 150 regular strawberry plants in February, as well as having an existing 5 Muscatine vines that will need […]

Chicken Lasagna Rolls

Category: ChickenPrep Time: 00:40:00Cook Time: 00:40:00 12 Lasagna Noodles3 Chicken Breasts, boneless2 cups Heavy Cream3 tbsp Butter, not margarine2 tbsp AP Flour1 pinch Nutmeg, ground1 tsp Salt2 tsp Black pepper, ground1 tsp Garlic powder(Optional)2 cups Marinara sauce6 ounces Mozzarella cheese, grated2 tsp Olive oil(Optional) To cook the chicken and pasta: 1. Slice raw chicken breasts […]

Tracklog Workflow

I am trying to find ways to shorten my GPS workflow by a bit. I use a GisTeq CD-110B tracklog recorder, and it writes a new log every time it powers up or down, which can create a lot of logs since the thing powers down after 15 minutes of inactivity and powers up when […]

Danner Rocks!

A few days ago I began wondering why my newest pair of Danner Ft. Lewis didn’t have the same tags as my older pairs, since they are made with Gore-Tex also. I sent an inquiry to Danner to determine if there was a way to obtain the tags and received a response the next day. […]

Buttermilk Concerns

A few months ago (sometime in the spring) I was forced to get buttermilk in a plastic container. I didn’t really like the idea much because if there was no paper to the container, what would keep the bacteria alive? Well… I’m guessing that in the absence of paper, they feed on the milk itself, […]

Pondering Pork

I went to Harris Teeter tonight (at about midnight) to get a ham for dinner tomorrow night. I found myself being annoyed by the expense of the “pre-cooked” 5lb hams, nearly $20 for 1 ham, and it includes a bone. Not exactly what I consider to be a good deal. I was intending to ideally […]