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epicurian adventures, recipes, disasters, triumphs…

Ah! Comfort Food – Coffee Crusted Pork

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

summary: rereading past issues of SAVEUR Magazine; discovering missed recipes like coffee crusted beef tenderloin; taking comfort; cats are funny creatures; Oh for the good old days!! I do miss getting SAVEUR magazine…. Seeing pictures of comfort food actually comforts people. A study from McGill University found that men who looked at photos of meat […] Continue reading »

Lost in Translation with Tutmanik and Sirene (BBB August 2017)

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

summary: тутманик с Готово Тесто (Tootmanik s Gotovo Testo – Tutmanik with Ready-made Dough); attempting the impossible; experiment with wild yeast; over-rising; hazards of adjusting the recipe too much; fun with shaping; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) August 2017: Tootmanik F is for Fail. Although, perhaps this is a Conditional Pass…. […] Continue reading »

2nd Try at Jane Mason Sourdough: Sudden Change of Direction

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

summary: second try at making Jane Mason Sourdough Bread: Fail!; new pet refuses to play; learning patience; getting inspired by “Taste of Persia” by Naomi Duguid; there’s a reason for eating by candlelight; khinkali stuffed with mushrooms to the rescue; great new condiment: ajika; reminiscing about “Anything Can Happen” by Papashvily; Now that the major […] Continue reading »

Tartine Bread: 3rd time’s the charm (and 4th and…)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Tartine Bread

summary: recipe for Tartine Bread; 3rd try is the charm; only major change was to use Jane Mason’s starter; how freeing it is to not have anything to toss away; too many pictures to choose from; joys of having happy pets; After the recent successes with natural yeast (it turns out that even I, a […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: who needs Le Creuset?!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

O la la!

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