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Kitchen improvery

Yesterday K. was home all day so we took advantage of what turned out to officially be the last oddly balmy day of January before the snow blew in. We went out to the garden and got some last minute … Continue reading

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In which the guest narrator battles the Law of Conservation of Mass–and wins

Greetings and salutations, readers of Friends and Hammers, I am MC Casual BlogStyles, the ersatz blogger who has been foisted upon you during Allifer’s absence.  I am younger, less well-read, and somewhat less domestic and resourceful.  In addition to being … Continue reading

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Getting the Gastronomique

Well, the trusty Astrovan made it to the auction last night and back again. We returned with a full vanload of furniture – one desk was lashed to the roof rack – along with some old tools and glass bottles.  … Continue reading

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Breadstory: Cucumber pickle juice rye loaf

My adventure through the world of home baking continues with this weirdo loaf, featuring toasted rye flour and the juice from a jar of pickles.  The recipe is from Dan Lepard’s The Art of Handmade Bread, which is an excellent … Continue reading

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Apparently January is when all the seed catalogs start coming in. Each is wonderful in its own way.  Territorial satisfies my crunchier side, that part of me that thrills at the phrases “Oregon-based” and “family owned and operated.”  Meanwhile, Burpee … Continue reading

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