Getting out of the Kitchen and Preparing for Paris: Money

Hello! (or bonjour as I’m now accustomed to).

Paris has a place in my heart, and has since my lovely professor Mme. Gronhovd at Gustavus basically gave me a wake up call and said, “you really can’t be a French major and not go to France!!” To which I reluctantly signed up for a semester […]

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The Desperate Search for Viili

Yes, I am a nut case!

I’ve been making yogurt, and making mistakes making yogurt.

Not only does Neighbor Dave wave off my science experiments of late with a smile, but sometimes he actually has a great idea.

Like the idea he mentioned in mid August when I started the crazy yogurt making experiment.

He […]

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Marin Farmers Market Info

Good morning, from (a little foggy) Marin County!

I got a couple of questions about the Market.

There is ample parking and it’s very comfortable to walk through the market-

(unlike our beloved Minneapolis Farmer’s market under the 94/394 junction on Lyndale, unless you get there by 7am.)

It’s at the Marin Civic Center […]

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At the Marin Market

Catalyst Cooks is in Marin County, California. There is a beautiful market on Sunday mornings that we went to today, in search of yummy, organic produce and cheese. I’ll be cooking up a dinner party or two, on the road!

pretty breads,

lots of people, tents, and a great skyline…

flowers flowers […]

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Catalyst Cooks : On the Road!

Does this sound good to you?

Crash Course: Cooking Party for Four!

Cooks of all levels: Come together in my kitchen – or yours – to whip up a meal based on a theme: Bastille Day!

I’ll provide food, two bottles of wine and instruction; you’ll come and learn how to assemble and cook […]

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Jen the Catalyst Cook’s first Dinner Party

SO…. there I was in Paris with a kitchen, a cookbook, and some hungry friends. I had ZERO cooking skills but I did have the seedling of desire- and a phone card. I called Pam from the telephone booth on the street (probably after having partaken in some cheap table wine, and for sure after […]

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