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Monthly Archives: February 2012


  Vacation takes a full day ofrecovery.  We had ours yesterday, and it involved a lot of sofas for me.  Tired, tired, tired.  When I noticed everyone was hungry, it was pretty late, so I headed for pasta.  But I took a detour and made Puttanesca sauce, because we have loads of olives in the […]

Snow and Grape Nuts

Last night, I ground malted barley as a first step in making Grape Nuts.  I’ve made them before, using just whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and yogurt, but a trip to Valley Malt netted me some malted barley, oh boy! Scooping a handful from a bag at the malt house Saturday, and eating a few […]