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How to drink hot green tea like a master (even if you have “cat tongue”) | RocketNews24

In Japan the notion of not being able to drink or eat something hot is referred to as nekojita. Someone who is like this is said to have “cat tongue” because cats drink… Continue reading

Easy, fancy, no-knead bread recipe using a Dutch oven

If you’re a novice bread baker with high aspirations of crafting beautiful loaves that are crusty on the outside, and are spongy and nonuniform on the inside, and who has tried attaining this… Continue reading

Red borscht soup

Nothing better than a big Dutch oven full of red borscht. Onions, carrots, green cabbage, tomato paste, red beets, sugar, pulled pork, home made pork broth, diced tomatoes, butter potatoes, beans, lemon juice,… Continue reading

Chicken Kiev

Chicken Kiev. Panko and parsley/dill/garlic butter filling fried to beautiful crispy crunchiness and finished in the oven.

Cherry glaze donuts

Today’s project…

Bison pate

After watching a bunch of cooking shows I was inspired to cook a new dish. And so, bacon, herb, onion and garlic bison pate was born, and eventually doused in balsamic vinegar and… Continue reading

Are the hops in your beer alpha or beta acid dominant?

Last weekend I was at The Chesapeake – Real Ale Festival in Baltimore, MD where 20 or so beers were represented. Though majority were not, some were labeled with the type of hops… Continue reading


Mediterranean dinner. Spicy hummus; food-processorized chick peas, tahini paste, olive oil, lemon juice, jalapeno peppers, cumin, coriander. Lebanese yogurt and feta cheese dip; blenderized greek yogurt and feta cheese, garnished with olive oil… Continue reading


Goose eggs for lazy Sunday brunch. Picked up 2 eggs from the Lancaster County Farmer’s Market in Wayne, PA, USA. The suckers were $4/each, 2-3x the size of a hen egg. See the… Continue reading

Kay`s Explorer Guide to Solo Travel | Part 1: Booking Accommodations

Close to exhaustive list of accommodation options: Hostels CouchSurfing Airbnb and similar services (see my blog entry about an NYT article re: other private accommodation ideas) Hotels, motels, inns Frequent flyer points Friends… Continue reading