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The Practical Pantry


4300 hits in 2012!

Happy New Year, friends of the Practical Pantry! WordPress just told me that I had 4300 hits in 2012, which conveniently coincides …


Waste Not, Want Not

The geology of candied fruits and syrups, with {Candied Meyer Lemons}, {Candied Quince}, and {Triple Lemon Cupcakes} I recently received a gift …


Markella’s Moussaka

The virtues of being an outsider, and Markella’s {Avgolemono (Cypriot Egg Lemon Soup)} and {Moussaka} At the Jewish History Museum in Berlin, …


Pindasaus, Please!

A month in Holland with {Dutch Peanut Sauce}, {Crispy Tofu}, and {Soy Glazed Eggplant} You can tell a lot about a culture …


Urban Orcharding

Tips on fruit and nut trees, plus a {Backyard Apple Tart with Hazelnut Frangipane} Summer may celebrate the bounty of the vegetable …


Bountiful Beets

A day in a life of self-sufficiency with {Pickled Beets} and {Purple Eggs} They say the last thing an immigrant holds onto …