Tag: food

  • Mmm. Steak Sandwich and Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

    I got the idea for the sandwich from an article on LiveStrong.com and I decided to track down a tomato soup recipe to make something of my abundant backyard tomato plant. No kidding, it was the best tomato soup I’ve ever had in my life.

  • The Thanksgiving Duck

    As mentioned last post, I tried a duck for Thanksgiving. Lila summed it up with “It’s okay Dad, but it’s not appealing.” I could not fit the bird into the crock pot, so my Plan A was foiled. Instead I roasted it in the oven. I applied poultry seasoning and tucked onion and apple chunks […]

  • A recipe for disaster?

    Against the advice of Adam, I am going to attempt to cook a small turkey in my crock pot for Thanksgiving. It’s just me, Lila, and Eva, so we don’t need a big bird. If I can’t get it to fit in the crock pot I reserve the right to abort to Plan B, which […]

  • I was a Whole Foods first-timer

    I am not a foodie. Okay, now that that is out of the way: Whole Foods is amazing. One evening at last week’s IUE2009 conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, my colleague Jackie and I breezed through the local Whole Foods store. From a user experience perspective, my Whole Foods experience was really great. But, let […]

  • Slamming dough

    You know that cliche, heart-warming thought about home-made bakery being made with love? Well, for all you bakers out there, let’s get real: baking can be aggressive. I just now put some cranberry and sour cream scones in the oven, and had a funny moment of reflection. As I was preparing the dough, I was […]

  • Rieska recipe

    Rieska recipe I got this recipe from my mother. Rieska is a type of Finnish bread we had occasionally when I was growing up. I just baked the bread shown in the photo. Ingredients 3 cup white flour 1/2 cup maltex or oatmeal 1/8 cup sugar 2tsp baking soda 1 3/4 cup buttermilk (maybe little […]

  • Omelette!

    Well, not the most attractive omelette I’ve done, but the camera was nearby. 2 eggs beaten with a little heavy whipping cream (maybe 1 or 2 teaspoons…I just poured some in) green pepper mushrooms green onion 3 thin slices of roma tomato monterey jack cheese medium cheddar cheese salt, pepper, basil

  • Praise God for food!

    I ate well again today! Whoo hoo! It was another salmon dinner, like a prior post. Except this time it was salmon, white rice, and a roma tomato, sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper. I thought the meal looked great on the plate. It was on a green dinner plate (thanks again Anne), with […]

  • Where does chicken come from?

    We were just eating our dinner of mac and cheese and baked beans, and Lila saw the piece of pork in the beans. “What’s that?” she asked. “Pork,” I said. “Do you know where pork comes from?” So ensued a conversation of how ham and pork are meat from a pig and how hamburger is […]

  • Salmon dinner

    I could live off frozen food, being a single guy. I’ve had weeks where dinners consist of a can of tuna and saltine crackers. But, as the song says, You don’t have to live like a refugee. So, today after church today I actually cooked a decent meal. I’m eating it now. It is very […]