cookbooks, etc.

Cookbooks, magazines, recipe sources

It’s summer and we’re full of beans! (BBB July 2017)

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

summary: recipe for Velvety Bean Bread; reducing the yeast; summer and over-rising; hazards of scoring overproofed bread; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) July 2017: Velvety Bean Bread I’ve heard of beans on toast before, but beans IN toast?? Cooked pureed white beans are the basis for this nifty bread. Unless you […] Continue reading »

Kale and Coconut Oil do NOT belong in the trash

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

summary: stir-fried kale; refuting Kingsport Humor’s notion that kale belongs in the trash; another use for orange blossom water; Jamie Schler’s cookbook “Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet”, with photos by Ilva Beretta, is being released soon; information on how to pre-order the cookbook; a bit about coconut oil Add a little sunshine to every meal […] Continue reading »

adding wheat germ to bread dough IS a good idea

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

summary: 50% whole wheat bread, using Ken Forkish’s 50% whole wheat bread recipe and using Michael Pollan’s method of sifting the wholewheat flour; adding wheat germ; We are still reading “Cooked” by Michael Pollan (it takes a long time to to read a book when reading it aloud) and just came to the fascinating section […] Continue reading »

Eating from the book…. Karma beet and coconut soup

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Beet Soup

summary: recipe for Karma Beet and Coconut Soup, based on a recipe in the accompanying cookbook for Monica Bhide’s novel, “Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken”; substitutions and/or additions; book review; KARMA AND THE ART OF BUTTER CHICKEN by Monica Bhide This book that is reminiscent of a Bollywood Movie (I could almost imagine […] Continue reading »

Oatmeal Biscuits

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

summary: recipe for oatmeal biscuits based on a recipe in HomeBaking by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; they taste like graham crackers! For eons, I’ve had a recipe for Graham Crackers bookmarked. Or, rather, I thought I had bookmarked a recipe for Graham Crackers. In the dim recesses of what’s left of my mind, I […] Continue reading »

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