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Category Archives: Ready Made Items From Scratch
Confluent Birthday: Stove Top Smoker Edition
There was recently a birthday here at the Confluent Kitchen. I will give you one hint.. It was mine. See, that was a good hint, right? Right?! I got some pretty rad gifts, one of them being a stove top … Continue reading
Posted in Charcuterie, Cooking, Food, Putzing in the kitchen, Ready Made Items From Scratch, writing Tagged alder, cooking, eating, food, kitchen adventuring, salmon, smoked meat, stove top smoker 2 Comments
A Confluent Kitchen First.. Dessert!
It’s not often that I foray into the world of desserts and baked goods.. Hell, it’s the first time I’ve done anything other than cheesecake.. but here we are. Confluent Boyfriend made a request for spicy salmon bowls again, so … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Cooking, Desserts, Food, French Food, Organic, Putzing in the kitchen, Rambling, Ready Made Items From Scratch Tagged baking, cooking, dessert, lemon tart, recipes 7 Comments
Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl? Get in my face please.
The other day I was discussing with a friend, how much I freaking LOVE japanese food. Sushi and sashimi in particular. As we were discussing, I decided that a spicy salmon rice bowl existed in my very near future. Admittedly, … Continue reading
Posted in Cooking, Food, Organic, Other People's Recipes, Ready Made Items From Scratch, Sushi Tagged cheap dinner, cooking, food, spicy salmon, sushi, wasabi 10 Comments
Salad Week – Day 1: Hail Caesar.. salad…
In case you missed it somehow, it is hot as hell outside. I decided that sauce week had to go, in favor of things that didn’t involve slow cooking or using my oven. Instead, I made salad for dinner. I started with … Continue reading
Viva la Sauce Week!!
After what could only be considered one of the crappiest days that I’ve had in a long while, I decided that the only thing that could rejuvenate my spirits was mac-n-cheese with homemade bacon bits in it. Good thing that: … Continue reading
Posted in Comfort Food, Cooking, French Food, Organic, Putzing in the kitchen, Ready Made Items From Scratch Tagged bacon, bitchin mac, cheese, cooking, food, macaroni, sauce week, viva la sauce! Leave a comment
A Very Confluent Retrospective..
This being (ever so slightly past) my 100th post, I thought it would be a prudent time to reflect.. look back.. see what worked about my experiments, what didn’t.. what I could be doing more of.. less of.. So I … Continue reading
The Magnum Opus of Meat Curing
.. or at least MY magnum opus. After my long wait, a rocky start last night with my slow bake.. I present to you the best freaking bacon I have ever eaten. By far. I made quite a bit, so … Continue reading
100 posts.. Had to do something amazing!
The last couple of days have been pretty hectic. On the way home from work last night I stopped off and bought myself a little present. A kitchen-aid stand mixer. I got a great deal on it, so I decided … Continue reading
So, this weekend I hit up the asian market .. and imagine my shock when I found that pork belly was on sale. Naturally I picked up twice as much as I wanted, and decided to try different bacon type … Continue reading
Pizza – Better Than Blah (but only by a little)
As you may recall from my last (and first) pizza making adventure.. I am not a huge fan of pizza. I find it to be an overall BLAH experience. Pizza, one of the most loved foods of all time, is … Continue reading