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Lamb (kuşbaşili) pide at Tempo

Walking in the snow yesterday, I found this Turkish place, Tempo, with a very engaging owner who convinced me I should try his lamb pide. I misled myself, thinking it was like shawarma or Döner Kebab. But it was more … Continue reading

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Philz Coffee, Are Pourovers Here to Stay

Now that I have figured how to order, I am enjoying my super dark roasted Jacob’s Wonderbar pourover coffee at Philz Coffee Dupont Circle daily. Nice and dark like the Peet’s original I had in the 80’s in Berkeley.

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First Napa cabbage harvest

It is kim chi time again again as I just harvested a Napa cabbage from the garden which did well starting from Johnny’s Minuet ( F1) seed (Brassica rapa var. pekinensis). In only a couple of weeks that spicy, tangy … Continue reading

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Cranberry walnut rye bread

I had first enjoyed a fabulous cranberry, walnut sourdough rye bread from Daci & Daci in Hobart, Tasmania in 2012 just after their opening. A great start for this was provided by userealbutter referencing The Perfect Loaf. However, both of … Continue reading

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Porter with egg nog

A friend of my son’s had ordered a stout with whipped cream two springs ago so I thought that egg nog might be the way to winter nirvana with a Devils Backbone vanilla porter. Unfortunately this particular porter was a … Continue reading

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First pizza after eight years

After my relocation from Minnesota, I finally made another pizza and, although I never found that old recipe, I did finda dough that seemed similar enough. I let the dough rise for 3.5 hours as I was out reading the … Continue reading

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Sourdough mashed potato and sweet potato breads

As My Three Sons are no longer living with me I had an abundance of mashed potatoes remaining after the big feast day so though I would make a mashed potato bread with my rye sourdough starter. Because I did … Continue reading

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