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Pie Dough 101

It’s time for Christmas baking, and check out my assistant:

This is the $700 industrial model, the same one I had at cooking school. It was on sale at Costco for $299. 643 more words

artist, lost child, and food tip

Skyla has a budding interest in art. Let me say, she’s always been the artistic one, and I’ve just kept her well-supplied with markers, glue, glitter, pencils, beads, tonsofpaper, etc. 310 more words


Savory Saigon

This stairwell’s walls are filled with words from past cooking students.

Destination: Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam
Activity: Eating

Eating is an important social activity in Vietnamese culture. 154 more words


Finger Limes and Mt Pepper growing well at Peppermint Ridge

This new summer rain has given a great growth boost to our bush food plants. We will have a great crop of finger limes and mt pepper and the  new anise myrtle plants are growing fast in their pots. 273 more words


Fast Chef's Knife Video... Celery and Mushroom

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So you saw the knife rocking technique in the last video where you leave the tip of the knife on the cutting surface…  Maybe you’ve even practiced a bit (I hope so)… 322 more words


Chef's Knife Video Slow Celery

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Just figured out how to upload videos.  This is a slow demonstration of how to hold your hand/fingers when chopping celery…   Normally I would have 4 or 5 stalks bunched up, but this single stalk is to make is easier to see…   My hand is curled in like a cat’s paw, my index and second fingers have the first knuckles out further than the tips, and glide back slightly with each “rock” of the knife for the next cut…   Keep the side of the blade against your knuckles…    Have FUN!!!                                 119 more words


First Day of Class at Le Cordon Bleu!

Tuesday, November 18

I woke up Tuesday morning full of anticipation – today is the day that we start classes at Le Cordon Bleu!    I arrived at the school early and changed into my new uniform.   892 more words