100% Pure Vanilla Extract

100% Pure Vanilla Extract

How do you make 100% pure vanilla extract? It’s easier than you think! All it takes is a few simple ingredients and time. [This post originally published November 28, 2010. I wanted to spruce it up a little to compliment a podcast I recently published....

Sunday Kitchen Stories

Tonight feels successful. Let’s hope this sets us up for a good week. Accomplished: Icing the foot, twice Soaking three bowls of beans Cooking three types of beans Baked two loaves of bread (whole wheat, barley flour, unbleached white) Visited Meat Market (food...
Setting Teams up for Success

Setting Teams up for Success

She looked at me like I was crazy. I had said to her, “I would rather be in an environment that sets you up for success and not failure.” I could imagine her unstated rebuttal: there is risk inherent in everything, every job requires peddling a good or...
Setting Teams up for Success

Tuesday, May 22nd

I have moved the computer to the kitchen. One light bulb is out, and the orange glow in our soon to be outlawed incandescent lights is disturbing my visual field. The dishes need to be put in the dishwasher. The floor still needs to be mopped. We have grocery bags...