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Recipes IMG_7610_1 Emily Shea • Sep 30, 2014

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is incredibly easy to make and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. One taste of mayo from scratch and you’ll likely never go back to that store-bought crap again. If the superior quality isn’t convincing enough, maybe the price difference will be. Store-bought mayonnaise is essentially oil, really cheap vegetable oil and […]

Blog Eggs Emily Shea • Sep 27, 2014

How Fresh Are Conventional Eggs?

You already know store-bought eggs are less fresh than those collected from your neighbor’s hen house, that’s a given. But just how old are those supermarket eggs? The USDA requires that conventional eggs are sold within 30 days of being packed into cartons. Some cartons might have a “use by” date instead, stamped 45 days out from […]

Blog Fried potato wedges Emily Shea • Sep 24, 2014

Everything We Eat Is Yellow

Our diet is brimming with starches and refined carbohydrates. The combination usually turns into a beigy-yellow on our plates. And we love it! Well… actually, we “like” it, “share” it, and “pin” it. Our preference for bland colored food is more visible than ever through the undeniable popularity of food pornography. Take a quick scan on […]

Recipes IMG_7551_2 Emily Shea • Sep 10, 2014

Roasted Tomato Soup

Recently I received over two bushels of tomatoes from my aunt’s garden. I took a stab at canning and dwindled down the lot by over half with tomato sauce alone. I quartered and froze a number of them as well. A big bowel of Bruchetta, a few sandwiches and salads later… I still have tomatoes […]

Recipes IMG_7478_2 Emily Shea • Aug 27, 2014

Homemade Cottage Cheese with Heirloom Tomatoes

After a temporary break from the blog while moving it only makes sense that I’d kick things off with a cheese recipe. A homage to the great dairy state that I now call home again. The first dinner we had in Milwaukee was at a little Irish pub around the corner from our new apartment, where I […]

Recipes IMG_7438_a Emily Shea • Jul 15, 2014

Avocado Melon Salad with Serrano-Lime Vinaigrette

Looking for a hit salad to bring to your next summer cookout? Try serving this avocado melon salad, topped with a mildly spicy serrano-lime vinaigrette. Midsummer is the perfect time to pick up the freshest honeydew from your local farmer’s market. Besides, anything with bacon and avocado is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Try […]