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Bookmarks–October 29, 2023

Bookmarks–October 29, 2023

In this edition of Bookmarks: the troubles with ultra-processed foods and a not-so-brief history of pasta. 

Whole Wheat Flaxseed Waffles

Whole Wheat Flaxseed Waffles

We do okay with grains at lunch and supper, but breakfast has always been a white flour wasteland for us. I recently switched to whole grain bagels, homemade at first but now bought more often at the grocery store. Waffles presented a different kind of challenge.

Sesame Ginger Tuna Salad

Sesame Ginger Tuna Salad

I found inspiration in a bottled sesame vinaigrette that I quite enjoy. From there, I decided to go in the direction of deconstructed sushi…

Bookmarks–May 14, 2023

Bookmarks–May 14, 2023

In this Mother’s Day edition of Bookmarks: culinary legacies and the healing power of cooking. 

How Not to Season a Wok

How Not to Season a Wok

Something went dreadfully wrong. Instead of a smooth, lightly seasoned wok, I ended up with sticky blotches that were thick, bumpy and impossible to burn off.

How a New Wok Lit a Fire Under Me

How a New Wok Lit a Fire Under Me

The wok’s benefits have extended further than I expected. It has certainly been good for our meal plan, but all this learning has also been very good for my brain.