• Cooking with Miranda,  Geekery,  Mirandomness

    Meat Pudding and Midweek Report

    Dinner last night consisted of Dutch Meat Pudding, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and “National Loaf.”  That’s right, it’s like the United Nations in my dining room. Honestly Dutch Meat Pudding was NOT what we expected.  It was tasty, no doubt about that.  But both of us were pretty convinced it would have a texture akin to meatloaf, which it did not.  It really was more like cake; a dense meaty cake.  We realized in the first couple weeks of pre-project experimentation that we were forgetting a critical part of dinner, which was ample vegetable side dishes.  I have been striving to remedy this with lots of veg.  Last night was shaved…

  • Cooking with Miranda,  Geekery,  Our Very Fine House

    Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

    “Do you want me to build you a nest,”  is a common refrain in the Modage.  In all honesty, that is what the Modage is, for both the Fella and me.  It is happy nest that we fill with beautiful things, rather like a pair of magpies or ferrets.  Generally the larger Modage nest works very well.  Other times, we require a bit more nesting. 2016 was a humdinger of a year, even when one ignores the loss of favorite artists and innovators.   I lack the wisdom of ages, but I can honestly say that the divisiveness that is currently running rampant across the globe is nothing like I’ve…

  • Cooking with Miranda,  Geekery,  Vintage Style

    Day One-Lessons Learned

    We started off the ration diet on the date we did because we knew the last throes of the Holiday season would make staying true to the diet incredibly difficult, but I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Fella and I have testing the diet in an unofficial capacity since Boxing Day. We wanted to work out some logistics and do some experimentation.  One of the biggest challenges we were facing is my travel schedule for work.  I’m gone for three days, every other week.  Naturally I can’t cook when I’m gone and the TSA looks askance at flying with certain food items.  This past week I lived off of…