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   Today I made bread from scratch. Yesterday, mushrooms popped up in our front yard. They are still there today. Tonight, Gavin roasted coffee beans. Here are roasted and unroasted beans together on a plate: Each pile has the same number of beans. The beans get bigger when you roast them.

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The green dinner

It started with pasta with pesto and broccoli planned for dinner on a night when the kids would be eating with us, and it turned into an all green dinner. We used the greenest place settings we had. We drank Gatorade and sparkling apple cider. And for dessert… …we had green jello in brandy snifters.

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Baby crookneck squash

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Strawberry in the making

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Blueberries

We got a blueberry bush at the farmers’ market. I’m going to try growing them in our yard.

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Duck eggs from DerVaes Gardens

Duck eggs from DerVaes Gardens here in Pasadena These duck eggs are delicious and worth every penny. I called DerVaes Gardens hoping to try their chicken eggs, but they were sold out when I called. The weather was overcast, and the chickens don’t lay as much in overcast weather, but the ducks don’t seem to […]

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Baking with a cloche

Check out those blisters on the crust of my last batch of sourdough bread. I baked it inside a cloche: Here’s the bread inside: It was delicious. My mother-in-law, Andrea, has been baking sourdough bread for years. A few years ago, while out on a visit, she taught me how to make it. She turned […]

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Sourdough bread by the window

Photos by Gavin

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Homemade butter

Brownie Points posted a tutorial last week on how to make your own butter. Gavin and I tried it this weekend. It was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done in the kitchen. You whip heavy pasteurized (but not ultrapasteurized) cream using the wire whisk attachment on a KitchenAid mixture. You whip it […]

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