vegetarian, appetizers, dumplings, russian food

making vareniki


New Year's is the big winter holiday in Russia, because of decades of Soviet history during which celebrating Christmas was suspect. If you want to celebrate in Russian style, there's still enough time to make vareniki. Only just, though. Like other dumplings, making vareniki is a labor of love, or…

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pottery, DIY, equipment

building an ABS pipe standing wheel

standing pottery wheel

So first, let me get out of the way that there's very much easier ways to convert your Brent pottery wheel to a standing wheel than building an armature out of ABS pipe. In fact, I'd say that this is one of the most labor-intensive ways to make one. I…

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pottery, shows, cats

kitties and me at the ClayFolk show

kitten cups

These Kitten Cups and I will be at the Clayfolk Show & Sale starting this Friday. There's only six little kitten cups, though, and five adult Cat Mugs, so if you want to secure one, make sure to be there Friday night! FuzzyChef Pottery will have a set of shelves…

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brunch, eggs, vegetarian


two cal-bennies on a plate with potatoes

Another recipe from my archives, just in time for this year's international avocado shortage! Eggs Benedict, or "Benedicts", or "Bennies", in their many variations, are quite popular restaurant brunch items in California. This is probably because they fall into that class of food which is easy for a restaurant to…

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