two large cinnamon rolls with bacon rolled into them and stripes of frosting on top
Food

Kitchen Lab: Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’…

I never know whether to appreciate or scoff at all the “recipe” posts on random social media sites that are basically slapping together three pre-packaged ingredients and calling it dinner. On one hand, I’m not so much with the time-having and the chopping and dicing and the farmer’s-marketing and all that. …

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Row of cookbooks. Photo: Beth Voigt
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Kitchen Lab: FAQ

With the advent of Food Fridays here at the Lab, I thought I’d take the opportunity to bring back my ludicrous Kitchen Lab posts. Why is it a lab? Because I am doing a science, of course! WTF is Kitchen Lab? Kitchen Lab is an intermittent series of Mad Art Lab …

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Lemon: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5 André Karwath
FoodRecipe

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. …

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mug brownie, "baked"
FoodRecipe

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 …

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herbed potatoes in a pan
FoodRecipe

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. …

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grilled cheese sandwich on a plate
FoodRecipe

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 …

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

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 …

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Curry pasta salad with grapes, celery and cucumber
FoodRecipe

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 …

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