A personal kitchen diary. I try new recipes and make notes on what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I can things, and sometimes I dry herbs. This is the story of my kitchen.

Herbs and Spices and Marinades

Grilled Lemon-Oregano Marinated Porterhouse Cut Pork Chops

Grilled Lemon-Oregano Marinated Porterhouse Cut Pork Chops

I posted this originally back in 2016, but just provided a link to the recipe that I originally used.  But, I’ve been making it regularly since then, and have my own way of doing things, so I decided it was time for a new post. […]

Making my own vanilla extract

Making my own vanilla extract

A vanilla bean was one of the food souvenirs I brought back from Costa Rica, and I wanted to make sure I used it. Often I keep things longer than I should, hating to use them up because then it’s over—and then wait until too […]

Not exactly Herbes de Provence

Not exactly Herbes de Provence

I was making a recipe today that called for Herbes de Provence.  I had just ordered a jar last night, but three different looks through my cupboards didn’t reveal any today. So I figured I would just put together my own mix.  Googling brought me […]