Author Archives: jrpeller

Homemade Pasta


Even though I ate almost exclusively Italian food as a child, I didn’t grow up making pasta at home.  My 100% Irish mother (hi Mom!) is an amazing cook, and perfected the Italian family favorites, but for some reason we … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty: Plums


Sometimes you have a lot of one thing, and just need to use it before it needs to be thrown out.  Sometimes, in the midst of the heat of summer, that thing is a plum.  Or, two pounds of a … Continue reading

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Kitchen Reveal!


We are 99% done with the kitchen renovation.  The contractor still has some minor things to do this week, but we are up and running, and ready to present the final project. Let’s first remind ourselves where we started, just … Continue reading

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Pizza, the great go-to food


(Quick kitchen update– as you may have noticed from the silence, things have slowed down.  We’re so close we can taste it…but not quite there yet) We have been trying to stay positive about our lack of a fully-functional kitchen … Continue reading

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Kitchen, paused


This has been the year of extreme weather.  Forget the snow this past winter, in the last month we’ve had an earthquake and massive storms and a tornado.  Luckily all is okay, except we are without power and expect to … Continue reading

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Kitchen redo, day 2


Day 2, and trucking along…Yesterday they were busy at work at the behind the scenes stuff, like electrical.  The real physical evidence of this is more holes in our walls, which will hopefully be patched today. Which gives us a … Continue reading

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Kitchen, or the lack thereof


The work has begun!  We left for work yesterday morning with this: And came home to this: (sorry for the iphone quality photo) We can’t wait to see the progress over the next few days.  The whole project is slated … Continue reading

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