• Garden,  Recipes

    Homemade Frozen Potato Hashbrown Recipe

    I’ve actually been very busy with making things for Christmas, finishing up 2012 quilt orders and traveling all across creation for the holidays.  While in Western Massachusetts visiting some old friends, we were told to make a pilgrimage to The Barn in Greenfield, which is a surplus grocery store, aka, my DREAMland. I have actually had dreams about surplus grocery stores. Essentially, they buy dinged, dented and about-to-expire products and sell them at wholesale prices.  Since organic foods are more expensive, they are way more likely to not sell at the regular store and end up in these bargain stores. Basically, a hippie paradise. Among other things (like pounds of…

  • Recipes

    OMG Best Vegan Brownies!

    This recipe came in our newsletter from the East End Co-Op in Pittsburgh, where we had our “second home” last year. Being long-distance for a year sucked, but it wasn’t Pittsburgh’s fault, and it was all practically worth it for these amazing brownies. East End Co-op Brownies 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 2/3 cup margarine 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cup flour 1 1/3 cup chocolate chips Optional: 2 cups peanut butter or peanuts as topping 350 degree oven, 8 inch square pan Heat water and sugar over the stove until it comes to a boil. Remove pot from heat, drop in margarine and let it…

  • Product Placement/Reviews,  Recipes

    Vegan Mac & Cheese

    One thing that is beloved in my household is Vegan Mac and Cheese. Sometimes I melt real cheese on my half of the pan. So I was excited when I saw a brand new recipe at one of my favorite food porn blogs, the Post Punk Kitchen. Matt slaved away over this amazing recipe last night while I worked on a super secret new project (to be revealed probably tomorrow) and it is basically the best thing I’ve ever tasted.  Real cheese would have ruined the fierce epicness of this macaroni and fake cheese.

  • Recipes,  Tutorials

    Ode to Oats

    Oh. My. God. I just took a picture of my oatmeal. My life is so awesome I am jealous of myself. Many people post recipes on their blogs for stuff like “Asparagus Chipotle Grapefruit Fritatta” (sp?) and stuff, and that’s really cool, but I thought I just share with ya’ll MY favorite food. Ingredients: 1 Cup Rolled Oats, 2 Cups Water (Same proportion as rice!) Frozen Blueberries or Strawberries, Sugar, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Nuts, Flax seeds Whatever. A few grains of salt if you insist. Note: This amount serves two humans or one oatmeal monster that doesn’t want to eat again till mid-afternoon. Technique: Wake up. Stumble to kitchen in…