Author Archives: Wish

About Wish

A graduate student with two cats and a passion for good food and good conversation, both preferably shared with friends.

Apple Sauce

Yes, I know I’ve been woefully absent. But my friends went apple picking, possibly my favorite thing about the North East,  and now I have heaps of apples. HEAPS. Which clearly means that I must make apple sauce (and apple … Continue reading

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Really, this entry is something you already know. We are on hiatus for an undetermined about of time. There’s a lot on my plate on the moment and it’s not that I’m not cooking (ok, so not enough these days) … Continue reading

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A New Year!

Thank you for tuning in this year for the madness that has been my kitchen. My resolutions for next year? To update this in a regular-type fashion. This means guest sous-chef appearances and an increased number of posts once the … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza: The Meat Party and Roundup

I can’t believe it’s been an entire year. Many thanks to Mrs. Wheelbarrow  and Kim Foster, The Yummy Mummy, for organizing this whole beautiful madness and Food 52 for hosting it. And to Jason over at The Messy Epicure for … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza: Dry Curing

To say this challenge made me anxious would be an understatement. I almost didn’t do this one due to finances and the lack of a controlled environment. While other Charcutepaloozers detailed the old refrigerators and wine coolers they’d repurposed for … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Raspberry Layer Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream: A Birthdayween Celebration

A baking update! The first one, I believe and for good reason. My roommate’s birthday is on the 29th and our friend’s is on the 30th. This means that every year they have a joint Birthdayween party because what is … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Duck Confit

This month’s theme: Stretching. Not like the Spanish Inquisition or Stretch Armstrong, but in a “let’s make this work” sort of way by stretching skills and preservation. For my part,  I decided to go with duck confit. Certainly not my … Continue reading

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Eating Montréal

For my first vacation in a long while, I decided to take a trip to our neighbor to the North. I’d only been to Canada once before, and then for about an hour with an express purpose– to procure booze. … Continue reading

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Homemade Grenadine

I understand why Persephone ate that handful of seeds while in the Underworld. Rich garnet explosions encased in hidden caverns, tart and sweet–totally worth half a year in the Underworld. It’s always seemed to me a mysterious fruit, one that … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Packing – English Pork Pie

Yes, as in Pork Pie hat, you cheeky haberdashers. But this one is edible and you won’t want to wear it on your head. I made a few mistakes with this challenge (like sealing the thing…) but even when my … Continue reading

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