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My Quarantine Kitchen

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A chronicle of surviving Covid isolation.

I’m Jesse. I live in rural eastern Oregon with my partner, our two kids, and no pets. In September 2021 my kids and I went into Covid quarantine.

Simple meals, rest (for everyone), exercise (for those healthy enough), wine (for those old enough), and fun cooking projects are my quarantine plan. So when I’m not wiping noses, facilitating art projects, negotiating peace talks between the kids, or learning WordPress, I’ll probably be in the kitchen.

Latest Posts

Sushi night.

10.26.21 Sushi dinner: Miso soup, salted edamame, sunomono (cucumber and seaweed salad), assortment of vegetarian and seafood sushi rolls. Apple olive oil pumpkins with maple frosting. Black bean, sweet potato, and chorizo breakfast burritos.

Sourdough beet bread, rain, fevers

We’re making it through this round of illness. Ethan was gone when it hit, so I had another week stuck home alone with feverish, snotty kids. Of course when he got home he caught the bug too. Many fun plans were cancelled and/or postponed. Hopefully we will emerge with battle-hardened immune systems. The first properly…

Quarantine Lite

Eagle Treats, salsa, and beets while home sick (again!) Kid 1 is sick, so here I am… once again stuck home alone with very young people. I’m thankful we know it’s not Covid, but she’s been laid up on the couch with a high fever which is so pathetic and sad and uncharacteristic. The isolation…

Braised pork, Italian style.

Trying out this platform as a way to share info on meals made for friends. Calling it “Provisions.” Here’s the most recent offering… 10.7.21 Braised pork with polenta; giardiniera; kale salad with apples, feta, and candied pepitas. Pumpkin spice muffins. Granola.


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