Category Archives for housekeeping

The Time Has Come

I created The Kitchen Illiterate over six years ago, when I decided that I should probably learn to cook some foods that didn’t come out of boxes. It has been a wonderful adventure: I discovered a whole world that didn’t … Continue reading

22. April 2013 by laura k
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What We’ve Been Eating

I haven’t been blogging much lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking. When I first decided to teach myself to cook, and started writing this blog six years ago, I shared every meal, because every one felt like … Continue reading

12. November 2012 by laura k
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Building your Batterie de Cuisine: Part One

I think one of the biggest hindrances for people who are trying to learn to cook is not having the right tools for the job. Trying to prepare even the simplest recipe with dull knives or the wrong kind of … Continue reading

08. June 2012 by laura k
Categories: cooking basics, housekeeping | 2 comments

Santa Cruz in Photos

I’ve been promising some Santa Cruz photos, and I finally have them for you. Somewhere else.

30. May 2012 by laura k
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Busy Bee

It would be pretty swell if I could spend my days cooking and baking, and writing and sharing it all here on this blog. Alas, food blogger is not my full time profession. And sometimes life gets in the way … Continue reading

17. May 2012 by laura k
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Cooking for Cinco de Mayo

I grew up in Southern California, so Mexican food is like comfort food to me. Burritos are a staple in my life. Enchiladas are an endless canvas for inspiration, and my chicken enchiladas are a dish I am perhaps overly … Continue reading

04. May 2012 by laura k
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Recipe Organization

If you’re interested in food, and you spend any amount of time on the internet, it’s likely that so many amazing looking recipes cross your path every day that you can’t possibly remember all of them. I’ve experimented with many … Continue reading

29. April 2012 by laura k
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The Everyday Chef Challenge

So, I entered one of my recipes into a contest sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods, and today, it was selected as the Everyday Pick winner! I don’t win things that often, so I got kind of excited about this one. … Continue reading

31. October 2011 by laura k
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Culinary Disasters: Gnocchi

As proof that I still encounter my fair share of disasters in the kitchen, let’s talk about gnocchi. Specifically, my attempt this past weekend to make some. I’ll just say up front, I did not eat gnocchi this weekend. This … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by laura k
Categories: housekeeping, thoughts | 7 comments

October Unprocessed

Over the past few years, I’ve been slowly moving toward a diet based on whole, natural foods, and it gets easier and easier all the time. But there are always things that sneak into the refrigerator and onto the plate … Continue reading

28. September 2011 by laura k
Categories: housekeeping, thoughts | 2 comments

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