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Hi kith.kitchen! Finally decided to sign up over here. My very first alt account after like a year and a half or so on Masto? Yeah I dunno. Anyhow hi! I look forward to enthusing about growing and making food with you all!

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Does anyone have any resources they can point me to on how to fix the analogue knobs & timers on a toaster oven? My beloved appliance of 12 years has gone haywire, but under strange circumstances still heats, and I'd really hate to throw it out.

So excited to show off my first macarons! They have raspberry buttercream filling.

Mixing up my first gazpacho of the year. My favourite for summer lunch.

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Finally past the last frost date here, so put in most of my veggie garden.

Looking forward to the morning where I will probably see the local squirrels have dug up and stolen away most of the peas & beans. 🤦‍♀️

Toasted up some croutons this afternoon and mixed up a Caesar salad dressing. Going to start the pasta sauce soon. It's spaghetti night! But of course I make it way harder than it needs to be... 🤔 TBH I've never tasted a jarred spaghetti sauce I really enjoyed, so this way I get to make it the way I like.
Also with all the garlic, there will be no vampires coming for this family.

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I'm going to make a Cards Against Humanity style card game, but all the cards are wholesome and supportive

Going into the second round of recipe experimentation with Piña Colada muffins. I am going to change a whole bunch of things, so not gonna pretend this is properly scientific at all.... 👩‍🔬 💥

I ended up leaving my stew to soak on "keep warm" setting while I was out, and cooking it for a few minutes less than the recipe said, once I got home (9 min rather than 12, with quick release), and the lentils cooked through (I used French lentils) and the veggies were a little soft but not mush.

Will have to experiment further...

Have to take the little guy to soccer this evening so going to throw together an Instant Pot stew with sweet potatoes and lentils.

Does anybody else have an Instant Pot, and any tips on using the pressure cooker setting in a way that does not turn vegetable texture into a uniform paste?

Was out clearing my garden of last year's mess when to my surprise, I found some leafy sprouts that told me a story.

They told me that the squirrels didn't eat at least two of the strawberries they stole from me last summer, they buried them in my veggie garden.

I made a vegetarian tortière a while back and I cannot find where I saved the recipe. I think maybe I looked at some of them online, compared to my traditional tortière recipe, said "screw it" and just subbed in minced chickpeas & mushrooms for meat.

I started my seeds in the basement at the end of February as I've learned to do, but this year I got heat mats, and

OMG they are growing at triple speed

Now I somehow have to fit all these and more in this space until nearly the end of May, or buy more lights & clear more shelves 🤔😩😂

Hi kith.kitchen! Finally decided to sign up over here. My very first alt account after like a year and a half or so on Masto? Yeah I dunno. Anyhow hi! I look forward to enthusing about growing and making food with you all!

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