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Olive oil infusions

Good cooking requires transfer of flavors and aromas. A soup without transfers is just hot water and floating vegetables. One way to transfer flavors is to add that ingredient directly to the dish, as in adding fermented shrimp paste to…

Animal slaughters

Every now and then my wife and I talk about our future home.  Recently we added a chicken coop to the imaginary layout.  My wife likes the idea of freshly-laid eggs.  I know raising chickens will also involve harvesting their…

Seasoned rice

White rice is great.  I grew up eating it.  I still love it. For health reasons we switched to brown rice.  I find it needs help.  In fact, with a few minutes extra work and a handful of ingredients, brown…

Thyme salt brussels sprout chips

This is a thoroughly investigated space. However, recommended cooking temperatures vary widely online. I’ve tried many recipes and gotten a wide range of results. Furthermore, there may be room for more twists. To help sort things out, and in case…