I just wanted to write a quick post and to let everyone know that I am still around, but have just been MIA.  I didn’t move away into the mountains to become a hermit.  I didn’t sail away on a boat to some remote island.  And I didn’t get abducted by aliens.

I’m still here, in sunny California.  I am just…..not having good luck with my cooking lately.  I seem to have temporarily lost my cooking mojo.  I’ve tried three recipes in Peggy in the last few weeks and they were all decent, but not great and the photos of the end result just weren’t doing it for me either.  That’s why I didn’t post them.

1)  I did a Bangers & Mash.  The Bangers (Sausages) part of the dish came out so-so.  It was kind of like steamed sausages which wasn’t very appealing.  However, the Mash (mashed potatoes) part of it was pretty darn good.  So I think I will at least post that part of it soon.

2)  Next I tried a Steak and Broccoli & Cheese Gnocchi recipe, which again, turned out alright.  But the photography of the final product looked pretty blah.  The recipe also needed a bit of tweeking.  So basically I just wasn’t 100% happy with it.  But you know what, I will post it up as well, since it’s all about learning by trial and error!!!

3)  Lastly, I recently made a Mexican Margarita Fiesta Chicken.  That turned out actually pretty darn delicious!!!  But the final product was not very nice looking, therefore the photo result was blah.  I actually shredded the chicken and rolled them up in tortillas.  And I took photos of that.  Then I realized that you can’t even see the chicken in the photo so what was the whole point?  But I guess, it’s the idea that counts right?

So stay tuned! 



  1. Randall on the 16. Jun, 2014 remarked #

    Do you have anything on how to can with the power cooker I would greatly appreciate it.

    • Randall on the 16. Jun, 2014 remarked #

      You are supposed to steam can with the power cooker but I do not have any instructions so could you help me.

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