Cocktail Muddler

Cocktail Muddler
Cocktail Muddler I recently had a birthday and I was very happy to unwrap my gift from my family and find that they got me a cocktail muddler. Hey, times are tough and not everyone gets a new iPad or a vacation for their birthday and besides I’m very happy with it. Since I’m really ...

Blog Update

You know, in a former life I used to be a decent blogger. Looking at this neglected blog you would never be able to tell but it’s actually true. I started a couple of food related websites in the early 2000s for fun and then got into blogging around 2005 or so. I created a ...

Gluten Free Vegan Cupcakes

Gluten Free Vegan Cupcakes
Gluten Free Vegan Cupcakes I like trying new things and that definitely includes food. When my wife was asked to bring dessert to a baby shower recently, I jumped at the chance to help out. Hey, I’m a guy who likes to do woodworking projects and I also bake cupcakes, deal with it. But these ...

Garden Machete

Garden Machete
Garden Machete One of the best presents that I got this past Christmas was a garden machete. I was expecting something like socks or other boring necessities. One year my daughter found one of my old hockey pucks in the garage and wrapped that up for me. But opening up a garden machete on Christmas ...

Cooking Quinoa

Cooking Quinoa
Cooking Quinoa What is Quinoa Quinoa is a protein rich whole grain. It’s a very important part of vegan diets because it’s also a complete protein. That means it has all the essential amino acids that your body needs to form healthy cells and create important things like body tissue and muscles. Bottom line, it’s really ...

Chioggia Beets

Chioggia Beets
Chioggia Beets When I was young I really hated vegetables. I have way too many memories of hiding vegetables in my shoes after being given the standard dinner time ultimatum, “You can’t get up from this table until you finish everything on your plate.” Yes, after a few years of therapy, I can now admit ...