recipes, middle-eastern, brunch

za'atar potato cakes

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Yes, I post a lot of brunch recipes. It's easy to be creative at brunch, when you can ignore pesky things like nutritional value and the need for a balanced meal. Besides, it's really my favorite meal: eggs were the first thing I learned to cook. Anyway, this is for…

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glazes, classes

practical glazemaking class

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Have you wanted to get started making your own glazes, but aren't sure quite how? For the second time, I will be teaching my "practical glazemaking" class at The Clay Underground in San Francisco. This two-evening, hands-on class focuses on basic glaze mixing and measuring techniques. Students will make their…

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pottery, tools, DIY

make an 18" foam trimming bat

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I've started throwing larger bowls and platters lately, and that's given me an issue with trimming. My foam trimming bat I made a few years ago is only 14" in diameter, and it's pretty easy for me to get a little larger than that. So I need a bigger foam…

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recipes, brunch, eggs

spring breakfast stack

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This breakfast dish ... a sort of "spring green benedict", is a good way to enjoy a little asparagus this weekend. I enjoy making up eggs-benedict-type dishes; pretty much anything with a stack of stuff topped by a poached egg kinda works, and some flavor combinations work really well. I think…

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recipes, vegetarian, korean food, vegan

accidental vegan monday

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"You do realize," said my sweetie as we both sat down at the dining room table, "this meal is vegan." I hadn't until she mentioned it. The inspiration for the meal had been from two sources: first, borrowing Quick & Easy Korean Cooking from the library; and second, it being…

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