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Mincoff Monarch Mania

Mincoff Monarch Mania

My Man and His Monarchs My man loves butterflies. He loves most bugs to be honest, but he especially loves Monarch Butterflies. One day about a month or so ago, he was supposed to be pulling weeds with me, but he was lagging behind. I […]

Monarch Sugar Cookies

Monarch Sugar Cookies

Monarch Migration    Pepé and I made these Monarch Sugar Cookies in honor of the monarch butterflies that we watched metamorphose from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to fully fledged butterfly. You can read the full story by following this link, which includes a time lapse video […]

BLT Salad with Homemade Croûtons

BLT Salad with Homemade Croûtons

You know whats better than a BLT Sandwich?   A BLT Salad with these homemade croûtons. So, Pepé is wondering why I’m cutting the bread into small cubes. He said, “Are you planning on making a bunch of teeny tiny BLT sandwiches?” I said, “No, […]

Chanterelle Duxelles

Chanterelle Duxelles

How to pronounce duxelles Now I’ve been making duxelles for years, but evidently I’ve been saying it wrong all this time. Pepé has just informed me that he will be walking out of the kitchen if I don’t start saying it correctly. I guess it […]


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