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Christmas Bounty

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Christmas 2017

summary: Happy Christmas; Oatmeal dressing (aka stuffing) is the best; what to do with leftovers; warm up by helping to feed/clothe everyone; It’s warm inside but outside, it’s coooooold! And snowy! It’s so cold and snowy that yesterday’s annual street hockey game was cancelled! But Christmas wasn’t cancelled, and it’s warm inside…. We happily feasted […] Continue reading »

Going Wild with Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls (BBB October 2017)

Monday, October 16th, 2017

summary: Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls; making adjustments to the recipe; using wild yeast instead of commercial; a Bread Baking Babes project; World Bread Day and World Food Day; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) October 2017: Pumpkin Cornmeal Bread I just can’t stop using our Jane Mason Starter! This October has been strange – so warm that it’s […] Continue reading »

Aish Baladi (bookmarked)

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

summary: recipe for Aish Baladi (100% whole wheat flatbread); using Michael Pollan’s method of sifting the wholewheat flour; toasting the bran; bookmarked; Toronto celebrates Canada Day with a duck; we’re not paying attention; hunger; Bread is the Staff of Life Bookmarked Recipe: Aish Baladi Not long ago, I saw the loveliest stack of round bread […] Continue reading »

The Season of Giving and Receiving

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

summary: Giving and receiving; spice of life; nutmeg; ‘Twas the night before Christmas Over the years, I find that Christmas Eve arrives more and more suddenly. And this year it seems even more sudden. In spite of the early snowfall, making it very clear to us that it was winter. In a massive flurry over […] Continue reading »

Bagels with Asiago (BBB October 2016)

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Asiago and Bagels

summary: recipe for Bagels, based on recipes in “Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Bread Every Day” and an article by Peter Reinhart in “Fine Cooking”; being a bagel purist; Asiago cheese; new digital scales and why they should be thoroughly researched in advance; how to turn a two day process into one of three days; a Bread […] Continue reading »

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