Monthly Archives: July 2010

Blueberries … or how I fought the car blues … with blues times two :)

Things are finally starting to calm down a little around here, chaos caused by–among other things–blowing the engine in our last working vehicle a couple of weeks ago. We hate car shopping–as evidenced by how rarely we do it (we … Continue reading

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Restaurant.com and La Hacienda, Everett WA

I recently spent some time (and a few bucks) again at Restaurant.com. I’m always a bargain shopper–so I like their deals–but I also shop there with one additional goal in mind. You see, even foodies like me–frugal or otherwise–tend to … Continue reading

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Fujiyama Restaurant, Olympia WA

Sorry for the lack of yummy posts the last week or so, faithful readers. It seems that–after losing our 15-year-old Saturn a couple of months ago to a head-on collision (where it gave its life to save mine), and then … Continue reading

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Let’s talk canning basics: Boiling Water Bath Canners! :)

Now let’s look at Boiling Water Bath Canning specifically, and in more detail. With the exception of official canning jars, new lids, and solid rings … the only other thing you really need to do BWB canning is a deep … Continue reading

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Addendum to the “Canning Basics” post, talking about tomatoes specifically

A quick addition to our discussion of whether a food can be canned in a Boiling Water Bath canner … or if it requires Pressure Canning instead: Tomatoes can be a special animal. Most of the older books put them … Continue reading

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Let’s talk canning basics: Preamble :)

Thanks to a comment from Andrew on my recent $2.00 Box Challenge post, I realized I should probably devote some time and discussion here to the two different types of canning–Boiling Water Bath Canning and Pressure Canning … the hows … Continue reading

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Oh no! No bun!

We decided to grill burgers one more time this evening, since the two times we cooked them over the weekend … they were just so phenomenal! This evening we only had two buns remaining in the bag, so I gave … Continue reading

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A new $2.00 Box Challenge: Pickles and more :)

When I stopped by my favorite local fruit and veggie market this weekend, looking for some inexpensive inspiration, I found a Two Dollar Box with lots of potential! It was the 4th of July weekend, and we had plans to … Continue reading

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New kitchen goodies! :)

My husband’s company routinely hosts various team-building employee contests each year, in part to raise money for the various charities they support. Needless to say–when those contests are open to spouses and food-related–I always play along! The most recent contest … Continue reading

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Food oddities :)

You often find them, fruits and veggies with strange shapes, colors, appendages, proboscises, protuberances, and all manner of bumpy and thumpy things sticking out all over them that just don’t belong. It almost makes them just jump out of the … Continue reading

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