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so you think you don’t like okra, eh?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

summary: fried okra hash; Vivian Howard’s compelling words; rooftop garden; I’m calling [this] hash, for lack of a better word. Whatever its proper name, this is magic draining on a paper-towel-lined plate – Vivian Howard, Chapter 18: Okra, Deep Run Roots, p404 In late June, in the middle of reading the okra chapter in Vivian […] Continue reading »

This is Our Kind of Music!

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Catalan Potatoes

summary: how hard is it (really) to make garlic paste? – Epicurious video investigation; fake news; what to do with garlic paste; the wonders of alioli made with home-grown “Music” garlic; Catalan potatoes; some opinions about garlic; “One rule in life”, he murmured to himself. “If you can smell garlic, everything is all right”. – […] Continue reading »

In the Heat of the Night (BBB August 2018)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

summary: recipe for Yeasted Blueberry Coffee Cake; brioche; hot weather baking; information about Bread Baking Babes; At ten minutes to three in the morning, the city of Wells lay inert, hot and stagnant. Most of its eleven thousand people tossed restlessly; the few who couldn’t sleep at all damned the fact that there was no […] Continue reading »

Delving into the Archives… Black Rice

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

summary: recipe for perfect rice every time; Basement of St. Lawrence Market; local asparagus is way better than imported; is expensive black rice really better? Yes, if there are shrimps in Pernod; Back in the middle of June, at the height of asparagus season, we rode our bikes to St. Lawrence Market. I can’t remember […] Continue reading »

Biscuit Making Traditions – South vs North

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

summary: Vivian Howard’s biscuits from her cookbook, Deep Run Roots; using lard instead of butter; flat vs lofty; I didn’t learn to make biscuits and elaborate Sunday lunches at my mother’s knee. Nope; growing up, I was busy plotting my grand exit from the middle of nowhere, Deep Run. -Vivian Howard, Deep Run Roots, Introduction […] Continue reading »

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