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Kitchen Lab: So a Lemon Walks Into a Bar…

I don’t know where it came from, but I had a sneaky craving for lemon bars a week or so ago. Sneaky in that it kinda crept up on me, like, “Oh, those might be a good thing to eat soon,” and then after a while I was Googling bakeries. They’re not exactly the easiest thing to find off-the-shelf, so I thought I’d find out how to make them myself. Turns out they’re ... »

mug brownie,

Kitchen Lab: Mug Shots

Whilst messaging with my sister (and having my nephew’s oddness transcribed for me) on Tuesday night, she mentioned this whole “brownie-in-a-mug” thing I keep seeing around Ye Olde Intarwebs. “I’m cold,” she said. “time to make hot chocolate and dream about a mug brownie.” This, after another sister (shush, I have three) had been extolling the virtue... »

herbed potatoes in a pan

Kitchen Lab: Poe-Tay-Toes

Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew. O, potatoes. The veg that keeps eyes on me, that keeps well-nigh forever in a nice dark drawer, I nom unto thee. Or maybe I shouldn’t? Potatoes are a part of the nightshade family and contain glycoalkaloids that affect the nervous system. However, those wee nasties are mostly contained in the stems, leaves, and other green bits of th... »

grilled cheese sandwich on a plate

Kitchen Lab: (Grilled) CHEEEEEEESE, Gromit!

I love cheese. Cheese, cheese, cheese. And honestly, even with the greasy-fingers aspect, grilled cheese is probably one of the greatest comfort foods ever. It was one of those things I had to have, I needed to be able to make, so I kinda just figured it out on my own. And no, not with an iron (a la ‘Benny and Joon‘), although I understand that it is possible to do it that way. In a pi... »

stack of four pancakes and two slices of bacon on a plate

Kitchen Lab: An Experiment in Cup-Pan-Cakes

My city has a lot of interesting brunchy places, with interesting items on their respective menus. I generally look for things I can’t make at home, or things that are rather a PITA to make, since hey, I CAN MAKE THAT AT HOME. But at a recent outing, I saw a glorious item on the menu that I’d never tried nor heard of. CUPCAKE PANCAKES. So yeah, we’re at this little sixteen-table,... »

Curry pasta salad with grapes, celery and cucumber

Kitchen Lab: Stuff White People Like

Because there seems to be nothing much to stereotype white people for other than being boring and obtuse, the foods white people are supposed to like are as boring as we are and none too imaginative. Wonder Bread. Mayonnaise. Hard boiled eggs. Sour cream. White, white, white, white. Derp! I went looking for the origins of this whole ‘white-people-like-mayonnaise’ thing, and all I could... »

Briki pot, Loumidis coffee bag, and a mug of Greek coffee on a white stovetop


Coffee is dumb. Wait, now… hear me out. We find these berries that only grow on shrubs that only grow on a certain side of mountains of a certain height, right? Then we take the berries, and… wait, forget the berries, throw those away. We want the SEEDS. So we take the seeds and dump ’em in the road. We leave them there until they’re all dried out, and we might walk on R... »

A patriotic fourth of July picnic table cloth with a basket of hotdogs with ketchup and mustard bottles

Kitchen Lab: Independence from the Kitchen Day

Dear readers. By the time you see this, I will have left the state. I will not be in my kitchen burning myself on impossible items, or making messes and spilling things on my cats. Lo, I will be at Skepchickcon! Glory be! To appease you not only for my current absence but also for posting out of schedule last week (even though it was a BONUS EXTRA KITCHEN LAB POST, you ingrates), I will share with... »

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