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Kitchen Remodeling (before)

Today our kitchen begins a reworking. We’ve decided to get a new countertop, replace the broken disposal, deeper more modern sink & faucet, as well as converting an old lazy susan into a shelved area. We worked the entire day sunday cleaning out the kitchen and refridgerator. Tuesday I have a GE repair person coming […]

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Foodies, Tilapia Goat Cheese Risotto

Anyone who knows us knows we like food. It’s not really just us these days though. Jeff is a foodie, my step-father Ray is a foodie, my pops Rick I think to some degree has always had it in him. Good food is just.. good! Yesterday Robin and I made a great dinner. There was […]

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Next on the slate, Kitchen Work

Robin and I decided that our tax money this year should go to three things. Fix things that are broken, fix things that are about to break, continued savings. Kitchen work.. Disposal is broken, faucet is leaky and needs work, sprayer has never sprayed since owning the house. Laminent is 15 years or older and […]

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Zen and the way of Latte Art

I’ve been hacking at this for almost seven months and here’s what I’ve got to show for it. It all happens in a matter of two or three heartbeats, and there are no do-overs. I wish I could get across how much fun this is, it’s a scientific art. It’s something we should teach in […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chai

On Sunday, 12-20-04, Jeff, Robin, and myself sampled a variety of Chai. We took notes on what we thought of each of our samples and I thought I would share those thoughts. On the sample block was Monin Green Tea Chai concentrate, Oscar Chai concentrate, Gatsbys Chai concentrate, Rishi Masala Chai from leaf/spice, and MorningStar […]

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Nuova Simonelli & Eureka, What fun!

Since last Thursday I have kept myself confined to the kitchen as much as I can. Jeff and I agreed that getting a high [quality Espresso machine](http://www.nuovasimonelliusa.com/oscar.html “Oscar”) and [Grinder](http://gallery.ciordia.info/homecaffe/IMG_0645) would benefit us well in learning all the nuances that will be necessary for opening a great caffé. Let me tell you that these two […]

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Filet of Beef Bourguignon

The review.

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