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Reparations after Bread Wars

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Mock Monsieur

summary: effects of weather changes on bread made with wild yeast; bread wars; counter-intuitive behaviour; rescuing failures and turning them into major successes; Mock Monsieurs; Avocado Toast; Winning; “If you have a lemon make a lemonade” – Dale Carnegie, after Elbert Hubbard“Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different […] Continue reading »

A Night to Remember

Monday, November 27th, 2017

summary: Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes 1990; almost like new after all these years; Picanha; Sauce d’Auvergne; crazed black cat; We used to splash out and go to a fancy restaurant for our anniversary. But every time, no matter how great it was, we would always end up thinking that we could have had […] Continue reading »

Pasta with Orange, Ham and Gremolata

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

summary: delicious pasta from Jamie Schler’s cookbook “Orange Appeal”; in praise of Ilva’s photography; minor substitutions; adding Gremolata and Swiss chard; Too bad they didn’t ask Ilva to take the photos…. -TPH, looking at the images in another cookbook The day after we had mussels with orange and fennel, T was leafing through Jamie’s book […] Continue reading »

And we have cake!

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

prune pits

summary: annual vinarterta making; disaster averted once again; reading labels; using timers (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) They had fruit but we have cake…. Ha! At last the phrase has been righted. Dad would be so pleased! We made vinarterta yesterday. Or, perhaps you prefer to use our non-Icelandic […] Continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday: 60!?!!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

♥ p.98

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