Pirate Kitchen

Fragrant Indian Chicken

Autumn, Chicken, General, Gluten Free | September 30, 2011 | By

 

Fragrant Indian Chicken

This recipe was such a nice surprise. I tripped over it while looking through a hand-me-down stack of women’s magazines and thought, “hmmmmm.”  For no reason in particular, I haven’t paid much attention to recipes in any magazines other than strictly the food category. Shame on me! There’s a lot of good stuff out there and I’m glad I didn’t continue to get in my own way and miss out.

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Sugar Cookie Love

Baking, Cookies, General | September 4, 2011 | By

Sugar Cookies

I have an extraordinary amount of patience for cooking and baking. Technology not so much. Cooking and baking give me a sense of accomplishment and well-being that never EVER happens with technology which then becomes counter-intuitive and awkward. It always feels like I’ve met my match in some way, don’t know the secret password/handshake or someone is yelling, “put up yer dukes and fight!” That’s when I call in the Big Gun:  my very own personal IT department. I’m damn lucky.

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Grape Butter

Grape Butter on Multigrain BreadWe knew nothing about grapes. Two summers ago, Rob and I planted a grape vine that also shares space on our pergola (that Rob built) with wisteria and trumpet vine. In this relatively short period of time, they went up and over giving our pergola, and yard, a very romantic look and shade to our patio.

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