Nikki's Kitchen

My name is Nicole and I live in the Uintah mountains west of Heber City, Utah. Our home is at an elevation 7500 feet. This creates a challenge as a cook and baker. I live with my husband Doug (aka Scruffdog) and an ever evolving house full of critters.

My day job as a technical writer for a software company keeps me busy. Doug is a technical writer too, but cooking and music is so much more fun! Living where we do, a trip to the market takes at least an hour, so I am constantly challenged to create a dish with ingredients on hand.

My special passion is baking - whole grain and naturally leavened loaves inspired by the recipes of Peter Reinhart. Doug is an excellent cook, in addition to being our resident musician. Check out Dog's Musical Musings - he has some great new recordings up.
Abby, Nicole, and Doug - Southern Utah 2003Doug and Nicole, Istanbul Turkey, 2009


 Chloe Maggie
  In Loving Memory...

Augie -  2009
Our fine old hound girl Miss August, Augustina, our Augie-doggie, left us this September at the age of 14. She was a powerful persona in our home, a faithful, loving, girl, and a endearingly demanding, enthusiastic, driving, presence. We love you Augie. We miss you. Our lives are richer for the years we shared with you.
 Moose - 2010
Our Moose was a funny and sweet little boy. Abandoned with Maggie in the Uintah mountains as a tiny kitten, he was plucked from almost certain death by my sister Rachelle. Moose loved to be outside, and we always feared for him - he was such a rambunctious, fearless, but naive soul. We don't know what happened. The forest took him back one day. We miss you little guy. We wish you had stayed with us longer.


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  • 12/22/2009 2:31 PM Don..Daddy wrote:
    Thanks for including me. I really enjoyed this. Memories of Augie were moving for me...big boob that I am....don't know what to do with all of the choice below just just marked all.
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    1. 12/22/2009 7:01 PM Nikki wrote:
      Thanks Papa. You might be the only one who's looked! I feel a little silly, but it has been fun to start and Doug is encouraging me. You are my first commentor. WoooHooo!!  XOXOXOXOX
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  • 2/9/2010 12:52 PM Rachelle wrote:
    Hey sweetie, looks good! can I request the apple spice cake and that mango sauce to put on ice cream? karen put a link to your blog on her blog.
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    1. 2/12/2010 11:26 AM Nikki wrote:
      I'll get them up as soon as I can! Might not be until after Italy.... Thanks for the requests!
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