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Pam Mehnert

Week 50 - Inspiration Comes In Many Forms

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert April 11, 2011

The inspiration I drew upon this week was a recipe we published from local chef Jan Kelly from the restaurant Meritage. We gave Jan a challenge of one ingredient that she needed to design a meal around, and that was kimchi. Jan of course even made the kimchi from scratch, so I figured, why don’t I try?

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Pam Mehnert

Weeks 48 & 49 - From Blur To Bliss

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert March 29, 2011

We began our adventure in Santa Fe at the local farmer’s market, with the purchase of red chili powder, fresh goat cheese with green chili, German butter potatoes, farm fresh eggs, a giant bunch of rainbow chard and multi-grain bread. I was having a blast.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 47 - St. Patty's Is Simple, So Do It

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert March 16, 2011

No whining, no complaining, no sniveling as the Irish say.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 45 - Hamburger Help Her (Recipe)

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert March 1, 2011

Look at me, all proud of my pasta. This from the girl who has been resenting it since the last failed batch a few meals ago.

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Pam Mehnert

A Year Of Inconvenience In Milwaukee Journal

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert February 27, 2011

A Year Of Inconvenience in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Pam Mehnert

Week 42 - Saving Money And Some Time

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert February 9, 2011

So here I am now with those 42 weeks behind me and only 10 more weeks to finish the year. My freezer is pretty well stocked and I have my regular routine of bread or cracker or granola baking planned out so I’m no longer in any panic for food essentials.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 41 - I'm Whey Ahead Of The Game

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert January 31, 2011

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Pam Mehnert

Week 40 - It's in the Dairy Air

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert January 31, 2011

And yogurt – well I really never considered making it at home since it’s a product well within the limits of my rules – however everyone was saying it’s just so darn easy and economical – so I had to try my hand at it.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 39 - An Inconvenient Pantry (Part 2: Condiment Whore)

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert January 19, 2011

I had to ask some of the same questions of myself when I started this project, like is a condiment a “food” or is it a “seasoning?” Am I going to make my own mayonnaise and barbeque sauce and ketchup? Can you even make your own mustard?

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Malcolm Woods

A good idea to cultivate

Postscript
By Malcolm Woods January 18, 2011

Here's a great idea for local libraries - maintain a lending collection of seeds for local gardeners.

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Pam Mehnert

Happy New Year!

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert January 1, 2011

I’m no Betty White, but I stopped accepting the things I didn’t like and began to do something to change them.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 36 - Homemade For The Holidays

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert January 1, 2011

If any time of year was ripe for reliance on convenience foods, I’m declaring that it’s the week before Christmas.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 35 - Do Try This At Home

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert January 1, 2011

I can still feel the weight of the door as it opened up to reveal the sweet fragrance of sugar and spices, as well as I can still hear my grandma calling out, "I heard noise that - what are you kids up to?"

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Pam Mehnert

Week 34 - A Place For Convenience Foods

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert December 20, 2010

Traveling via air is wrought with convenience stops from check-in to landing, whether it’s coffee kiosks, coolers filled with pre-wrapped sandwiches, fast food joints, or the tiny (and I mean tiny) bags of pretzels you get on the airplane.

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Unknown #1

It's goodbye time from me

Postscript
By Unknown #1 December 7, 2010

I'm off to other green pastures and hanging the blog reins over.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 32 - Ever So Thankful!

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert December 3, 2010

I’m here to tell you that having a non-traditional side like I had this year, caused me to think fondly about all the foods I’m truly thankful for, convenient or not.

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Pam Mehnert

Week 31 - Say Yes To Turkey Leftovers

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert December 3, 2010

I submitted the recipe to one of my favorite recipe websites, 12 Tomatoes, and it won their Thanksgiving recipe contest for which I won a gift card to Williams Sonoma! You can check out that recipe here.

http://12tomatoes.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-recipe-contest-winners.html

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Pam Mehnert

Week 30 - The Price of Convenience

A Year of Inconvenience
By Pam Mehnert December 3, 2010

For a while now I’ve been meaning to do a comparison of a number of the foods I now make from scratch, with their ready-to-eat counterparts...

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Unknown #1

Holiday shopping, the meaningful way

Postscript
By Unknown #1 December 2, 2010

Alternative Gift Fair puts the heart back into the holiday shopping spree.

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Unknown #1

Forget flash mobs - welcome crop mobs!

Postscript
By Unknown #1 November 30, 2010

This takes "Know Your Farmer' to a new level.

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