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Display Name: kyoko71
Member Since: 7/20/08

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Anne, thank you for sharing this. I too lost my mum suddenly a little more than two years ago and the grief still comes in waves when I least expect it. While she *hated* cleaning her kitchen, she was an amazing cook, and I often think of her as I stand over my stove, stirring. I'll scrub my fridge in honour of her, and of your mum too.

Tackling the Fridge and Freezer: Here I Go! Liveblogging The Kitchn Cure Fall 2013
9/30/13 05:35 PM

A family recipe for me too! It's from my mother's 1940s version of Fannie Farmer, and is called Denver Chocolate Pudding Cake ... not sure why, maybe it does well at high altitudes? Anyway, always good, in the mountains or by the sea. My husband says this was the cake that made him realize he must marry me.

Vintage Recipe: Warm Fudgy Pudding Cake Recipes from The Kitchn
8/4/12 07:29 AM

How great to find Melissa here! I just made her vanilla-rhubarb jam with Earl Grey for teacher presents this morning -- fantastic! Thank goodness there was enough left over for our family too. Looking forward to this series.

Why Small Batch Canning Is Awesome: And What You Need To Get Started Urban Preserving with Marisa McClellan
6/8/12 02:53 PM

I grew up eating my stepmother's pate au saumon -- salmon pie. Basically it's tinned salmon cooked (really just warmed) with shallots in butter (with a little white wine thrown in at the end and cooked off), then topped with mashed potatoes and baked in the oven: sort of a salmon shepherd's pie. Easy to adapt and a nice way of having an affordable fish meal!

What Can I Make With Canned Salmon? Ingredient Questions
3/20/12 10:21 AM

I second the idea of the Laptop Lunchbox! We've had ours for years and have put in through being tossed all over the place -- and the food stays put! They have a slightly revised design that makes them work really well for adults now too. Definitely worth checking out their site.

Looking for a Bike-Friendly Lunch Box
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2/24/12 08:41 AM

What a lovely post, and what a nice illustration of that valuable teaching. It reminds me of my favourite Leonard Cohen lyric: There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in.

Weekend Meditation: Broken | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/2/10 09:32 AM

I use the King Arthur white whole wheat flour a lot -- usually substituting about half of AP flour. It works fabulously in muffins, cookies, coffee cakes, pancakes; I tend to stick with all AP when it comes to biscuits and cakes, though. Haven't tried it yet in the no-knead bread but am sure it will be fine, with some adjustments. All in all, a great way to get a little more fibre. Give it a shot -- the worst that can happen is some failed dough, right?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Substituting White Whole Wheat Flour?
5/20/09 08:02 PM

I second what burrda2000 and melting say about the Dorie Greenspan cookies: they are beyond tasty. So go soften butter for them right away!

The last thing I bookmarked was a chocolate stout cake on the King Arthur Flour blog ... for my husband's birthday at the end of the month. Chocolate and beer, together at last!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Late Winter Inspiration: 20 Things On the To-Cook List
3/3/09 10:05 PM

The King Arthur Flour Company's Whole Grain Baking book has lots of good ideas for whole wheat ... I love the whole-grain cut-out cookies speckled with oats, for example. It's a very inspiring read in general, and I'm sure they've got plenty of ideas for pastry flour.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What To Make With Whole Wheat Pastry Flour?
2/12/09 09:45 AM

Based on your recommendation I had to go right out and buy the issue ... not too far into it yet but already I love it, just for the piece on bacon fat!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Blogging Saveur Magazine: The Saveur 100 Home Edition
1/13/09 12:28 PM

If you (and he) have adventurous palates otherwise, try recipes from Yamuna Devi's Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking. It has thousands of Indian recipes without a single allium! Her other cookbook, Yamuna's Table, was also low on onions and garlic, if memory serves (I used to cook from both of them frequently, before children!).

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: Suggestions for Cooking Without Onions?
10/21/08 03:04 PM

berkeleydaisy, I do know what you mean by the Crisco heft ... it's (sadly) part of what I crave in a pie crust. Thanks for saving me from spending the $7.99 on fancy shortening :)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Sour Cream Pie Crust
9/5/08 07:59 AM

My mother and revere Shirley Corriher as our god ... I can't wait until her new baking book comes out! In the meantime, while I will experiment with this crust, I do like to use my grandmother's crust recipe, which, alas, uses shortening and butter. Has anyone tried the Spectrum shortening? Is it markedly better than the Crisco that I flinch about but buy anyway?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Sour Cream Pie Crust
9/4/08 09:27 AM

I love to knit and am *trying* to learn to crochet -- I know everyone says it's easy compared to knitting, but not for this old brain! Would love to have more ideas for my littlest one!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: Crafty Mama Book
7/31/08 06:32 PM

I ate the best black bean burrito of my life the day after my elder daughter was born -- my husband brought it from Anna's Taqueria, dripping with salsa and guacamole, and I devoured it while looking at the miracle in the plastic bin beside me. Real food is so good at those moments.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | On Cooking For a New Mom and Dad
7/31/08 06:30 PM

Fruit leathers are good, particularly for those of us with small children. I often find myself eating one too -- compact, tart, a burst of sweet fruitiness: all good for staving off hunger and boredom on a long trip.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Getaways: Best Foods for Car Trips
7/26/08 01:57 PM

Wow, these look great! And so affordable too. I've been looking for some since seeing them over at Vegan Lunch Box ages ago ... maybe now is the time to finally take the plunge.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Deal Alert: Tiffin Lunch Pails at World Market
7/25/08 09:00 AM

This project looks great -- my daughter is a fiend for making potholders with her loom but decent, mostly cotton loops get pretty expensive. So now we can use up our old socks AND continue making enough potholders to carpet our whole house :)

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | DIY Sock PotholderSaving the World—and Burnt Fingers—One Sock at a Time
7/22/08 07:15 PM