Category Archives: Cooking

Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream with Xylitol

Background I switched to a low-carb (<50g per day) and high-fat diet at the beginning of this year in an effort to improve my running and long-term health. Some of the adjustments have been easy (e.g. eating hamburgers without the … Continue reading

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DIY Sports Drink Recipe

For the past few years I’ve relied on Accelerade Fruit Punch to nourish me through intense running workouts. However, as this year I’ve shifted more to cycling, I’ve been doing less intense workouts and don’t need as high of concentration … Continue reading

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Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Roughly translated as: “Beef in a Wine and Bacon Bath” Amanda and I attended an Oscar party a couple of weeks ago, and I think we were the only people who hadn’t seen any of the movies that were nominated. … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza Adventure

Wherein I fulfill a a strange desire to make pizza from scratch, including making my own sausage and mozzarella. A Higher Order of Pizza The way I look at it, I can classify the pizza I consume by how much … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Sachertorte

When I was young I had the fortune of a father who worked for IBM and travelled a fair amount to Europe. Our family would get to tag along some times, turning otherwise lonely business trips into fun-filled family vacations! … Continue reading

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Making Kasekrainer Sausage at Home

What is Kasekrainer? A quick google reveals “a.k.a. the ‘pus-filled’ sausage this is similar to a bratwurst but injected with cheese. Careful when eating as the cheese invariably spurts out everywhere – definitely a favourite.” I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

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Hard Cheese: Farmhouse Cheddar

Or, “What other foods can I prepare in my bathroom?” With the success of my Cream Cheesemaking Adventure fresh in my mind, I set about one auspicous January day to begin my second cheese: farmhouse cheddar. This is supposedly the … Continue reading

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