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September Hatchery Box

What a great looking box!   Dave’s Homemade Sweet & Sassy Smokehouse Rub – A huge 3oz packet! We will be enjoying this on several chicken dinners this fall. (Maybe I’ll make Handsome cook all of them.) Nikki’s Coconut Butter in Vanilla Cake Batter – A 1.5oz jar. Suggested recipe is a peanut-butter cup style … Continue reading

cooking / food

30-Day Hatchery Challenge

After my August Hatchery box arrived, I found myself with no less than 18 different Hatchery samples that I hadn’t even opened yet. (Plus a few I’d used and still had some left.) So I decided to undertake a challenge and see how many of these items I could get through before the September box arrived. … Continue reading

cooking / food

August Hatchery Box

This one arrived very soon after the delayed July box. Also I am feeling lazy right now and so I am not trying to report on how big or not big these samples are. Suffice it to say, they all look to be a good size to actually make something. Also please pardon the poorly … Continue reading


Trip Diary: Ocean City, MD

I’ve been to Ocean City, MD several times for a conference that takes place in the off season, but I recently went for a friend’s bachelorette party. We went up on Friday and came back on Sunday (driving “up and around” so as to avoid the Bay Bridge – definitely helped on Friday, but it didn’t … Continue reading

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Recent Recipes

Red potato salad – From The Kitchn. This is a light and refreshing potato salad, but note that the flavor fades quickly, so it’s best served immediately (that or hold the olive oil and vinegar and dress each serving separately). I use rice vinegar instead of ponzu, so perhaps that’s why. I threw in some of … Continue reading