Author Archives: tinfoilduck

About tinfoilduck

I had this wacky idea to go to culinary school, while maintaining another full time career. I will be blogging about the program and how it affects me as I try to manage my daily life and how I try to keep everything together.

Australia, Photogaphy and Some Baking


Wowza, it has been a long time since my fingers have been tapping away for a TFoil blog. I think I was so burned out after graduation that I imploded. I tried to kick start the blogging again but I … Continue reading

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I’ve Been a Busy Bee in the Kutchen…I Mean Kitchen


You name it, I baked it.  First up Pearkutchen. You ask, what is the Pearkutchen? It’s my version of a German cake called (more or less) Aprickuchen. Instead of apricots, I used bartlett pears. It’s a pear cake with an … Continue reading

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Bounty of the garden, Photography class and Sous Vide


Arugula is growing like weeds in my garden. Corn is about 3′ tall, pumpkin vines are starting to overtake my walking path, radish & beets are starting to sprout, no sign of shiso, fennel is a bit shy but I … Continue reading

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Farm to Feather to Table: The Start of my Garden


I must apologize for not blogging about what I had intended to blog about….my immersion circulator. I still have not purchased my blow torch. My usual neuroses are at play. I’m over analyzing and procrastinating on my purchase. I could … Continue reading

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My Immersion Circulator Has Arrived!


Look at what the delivery man just dropped off. I’m on the road to Sous Vide and the bus will leave this weekend. Should it be Beef Short Ribs, Duck Breast or a Rack of Lamb. Aw nuts, I forgot … Continue reading

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My Signature Dish(s) and Cherry Cake


As I have experimented with different dishes, I seem to keep returning to a couple. One is pretty simple but has a tinfoilduck twist on it.  Another one is a little more complicated but well worth the preparation time. First, … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and our fascination with collecting them.


In LA, I lived a couple of blocks away from a public library. I quickly discovered their last Saturday of the month book sale. Paperbacks were $.25, hard covers were $1. Till this day, it was the best source for … Continue reading

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