Homemade Pasta

UPDATE (July 24, 2014): It’s that time of year again when the garden is producing more basil and tomatoes than one can possibly eat! This week we received a bag of fresh basil in our CSA and I wanted to try an experiment. If I added basil to my Cuisinart when I was mixing my pasta dough together, … More Homemade Pasta

Hamburger Buns

If you post anything about bunnies, or bun-buns, on the internet, you’ll be an instant success. So in honor of Bunday today (as all Sundays are Bundays), I am posting a homemade buns recipe, no not THAT kind of bun, but hamburger buns. I’ve made so many types of yeasted dough at this point that … More Hamburger Buns

Homemade Yogurt

I am such a chump. My exasperation comes from the fact that I’ve been paying too much money for inferior yogurt all these years! Any time I buy something at the grocery store, I always ask myself, “Can I make this? Would it be cheaper? Could I make it better?”. One of those things we all … More Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Chicken Stock

I’m going to assume most people don’t compost their food scraps. But do you callously throw away brocoli stalks; kale, chard, collard green stems; celery hearts; carrot tops; leek greens? So long as it isn’t rainbow chard (the red stems will die everything red), you can use these traditionally tossed items to make your own … More Homemade Chicken Stock


I find most generic olive oil and vinegar just as bitter and nasty as lettuce. Back in college, I learned that delicious olive oil existed. I was fortunate enough to come across some super extra virgin olive oil from nuns in San Jose, CA. The nuns loved telling the joke that it is the mostextra virgin … More Vinaigrette