Like Laura Ingalls…. with an attitude and an android device
As a child, Jeni fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie books, mostly because of all the wonderful things that were made at home from the simplest ingredients.
Most weekends, Jeni can be found in her kitchen creating the basics for future meals. Culturing cheese and yogurt, breaking down larger cuts of meat into usable portions or for future grinding, fermenting cabbage, preserving fruits and veggies or dehydrating snacks of any variety keep her busy pretty much all weekend.
When not involved in culinary pursuits, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, spinning and sewing as hobbies.
She lives in Albany with her partner of 11 years, their bullmastiff and one ol' cat who will outlive them all.
Oh Hai! I started this post back in August.. so … yeah.. LB and I recently read a review of the Farm to Table Bistro in the New York Times. Since we had a plan to visit Bannerman’s Castle which is pretty close, we decided to check it out. First, in case you go, it’s in a strip mall. That… Read more →
Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Bing Futch perform at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in… (wait for it).. Sand Lake, NY. I heard of Bing while digging around dulcimer websites, and my first thought was , woah this dude does not look like a mountain dulcimer player, but I’ve since figured out this guy breaks… Read more →
I play an instrument you’ve probably never heard of (and by “play” I mean I plink away at some strings in a relatively melodic and rhythmic manner). It’s called the Appalachian Dulcimer.. or a Mountain Dulcimer. It actually has a pretty interesting history but I won’t bore you with it… You can Google it yourself and find lots of bits… Read more →
So I’m a bit behind (as per usual) on all kinds of things.. but mostly on my postings about the From Scratch Club book club. This time around we are cooking our way through Put ‘em Up! Fruitby Sherri Vinton. I already had Put ‘em Up! and I enjoyed a lot of the recipes but what is nifty about this… Read more →
I work in an office.. and I’m an emotional eater.. which means when things get stressful (like every damn day) I reach for something.. anything to shove in my facehole. This has lead to a lot of unfortunate snacking incidents… and a bit of weight gain (ok..a lot of weight gain.. shaddup… it’s been a rough year) I try to… Read more →
So I’m late with the winner post. I’m sorry.. I know all of you have been waiting to find out who won. Since we had a few comments that were either by myself, the author (!), and Ninj who already has the book, I just assigned you all numbers as follows (and in order of comment) Ida Adoxy WrigsMac Jennifer… Read more →
It’s been a while since I posted anything about my adventures in crafting. It’s not like I haven’t been doing things…. I just haven’t written about them. Two years ago, I decided to make an afghan. LB said she wanted a rainbow one.. and I was happy to oblige. My fall back craft when knitting is getting on my nerves,… Read more →
I’ve said it before… True Brews is a totally fun book. I’m looking forward to exploring more recipes, like the hard lemonade and the hard cider… maybe even some of the beers but for right now, I’m obsessed with soda. Last weekend, I got a pound and a half of rhubarb in my CSA and immediately thought SODA! Rhubarb is… Read more →
Soda. The current scapegoat in the “war on obesity”. I like soda… I like soda a lot. But I gave it up a while ago.. newsflash! Still fat. Take that you people who say “just cut out soda and you’ll lose 10 pounds!”. I used to drink so much Mountain Dew that my “going away gift” when I left a… Read more →