DIY, pottery tech

portable warm sink for your studio

fully assembled electric water faucet and reservoir

One of the major drawbacks of having a pottery studio in a 1951 detached garage is the lack of running water. In the summer, I have an outdoor sink I run with a garden hose, but that's no good in the winter. I needed something that would allow me to…

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pasta, vegetarian, vegan, summer, salad

warm pasta salad

big bowl of pasta salad

Now that tomatoes are finally coming into season, it's time for some pasta salad that really makes the most of summer produce. It also has the advantage of being a dish that only requires boiling a pot of water, but no other cooking, which is going to be welcome to…

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vegetarian, vegan, stews and soups, ukranian food

hot Ukrainian borscht

bowl of hot borscht with sour cream drizzled on top

Given what's going on in Europe right now, it seemed like time to share a Ukrainian recipe. Ukrainian, at least, courtesy of my great-grandmother the Ukrainian Jew, who emigrated to the US as a young child fleeing a Tsar-ordered Russian Cossack pogrom. Hmmm, seems familiar somehow. Of course, me being…

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