How to cook a cheap steak

In my internet wanderings this week I found a recipe, or treatment one might more accurately say, for steak. Salted steak.¬† Since I pretty much completely suck at cooking steak (how does one completely suck at cooking steak? It’s not rocket science! ) I thought I’d give it a try. So the secret is to…

The week ahead

Lately I’ve been more conscious about what we throw out, and how much money we spend. I have no problem paying for organic chicken, but we better use it all. I’ve also had those weeks where I’ve bought food and it sits in the fridge, because I bought it with no plan for it. I’m…

The best 5 bucks I ever spent

It was a junk shop dressed up as “vintage” but whatever. There were about 20 of them sitting there in all their rusted glory. I spent five dollars (no sales tax in Oregon) and took it home, not exactly sure how I was going to redeem it (ah, the days before Pinterest). But some scrubbing…

Not bacon

I haven’t seen it with my own eyes yet, but apparently I now have access to wild boar, elk, and possibly other game. Was too exhausted after work today to wander over and take a look so I’m going on hearsay.¬†Regardless, I’ve spent the past hour looking up wild boar recipes, so keep an eye…

Behold!

I give you the greatest thing since sliced bread: pre-cut butternut squash. You know what I hate about butternut squash? Well, actually, I hate the taste. But I think I might actually LIKE cooking with it if I didn’t have to attempt to cut it up. I mean, really, have you tried that? It should…

Prototype chicken stock

One of the things I’m learning in my class is the concept of the prototype – don’t wait till everything’s perfect, prototype. Get something out there now, get feedback, respond, next prototype. I’m taking that to heart with today’s chicken stock. I make chicken stock quite a bit, and it’s always different. There’s never been…