unplugged kitchen

I read in Viana LaPlace’s cookbook Unplugged Kitchen: A Return to the Simple, Authentic Joys of Cooking, that she cleaned out her fridge, including cheese rinds and crusts of bread, and made yummy soup with the week’s leftovers. My grandmother would save every morsel of leftover meals in big to teeny tiny Tupperware containers and create […]


Last week I had what is maybe my most favorite dinner to date. I made baked beans in the slow cooker before I left the house, and then my husband made a coleslaw that was so spectacular, and fried up some Hofmann hot dogs. We drank a rose cava with it, and there was something […]


I’m pretty obsessed with the magic of the slow cooker, but I’m also really putting it to the test…throwing things into it that I just happen to have in the house, using no recipe*, and spending no more on 5 minutes on it before I press the “on” button for the 10 hour cook. So […]

slow cooker

I mean it when I say it’s pure magic. The other morning I had about 5 minutes before school drop-off and the rush to the office to prep something for dinner, and had absolutely nothing in the fridge. I found some frozen sausage, a bag of dried beans, chopped 2 carrots and an onion, put […]

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