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Delving into the Archives: a festive July dinner featuring blueberries

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

summary: going through our photo archives; blueberries, blueberries, blueberries; on chicken; on ice cream; we do live well You ought to have seen what I saw on my way To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day: Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum In the […] Continue reading »

Greg’s no-bake cheesecake with gingersnap crust

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

summary: recipe for our friend Greg’s No-bake Cheese Cake on a crushed gingersnaps crust with wild blueberry topping; using gingersnaps instead of chocolate wafers is a great idea from Yasmin Khan; Yay for the Cheese Boutique; wild blueberries make the perfect topping; no better way to finish a festive July dinner; When we were discussing […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: Dried Sour Red Cherries

Monday, July 19th, 2021

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Croissants are easy, but Cruffins are easier (BBB July 2021)

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

summary: recipe for Cruffins; it’s warm in the kitchen; the butter is soft; fooling around with measurements; rolling pins are wonderful; remembering and forgetting; late again; information about Bread Baking Babes; We just keep rollin’, we keep on rollin’ along! It’s hot! Poisonously hot. (But not as hot as west of here where wildfires are […] Continue reading »

White Bread and “Simon the Fiddler” (Novel Food No.42)

Monday, July 5th, 2021

summary: revisiting bread-making using commercial yeast and white flour only; Ken Forkish’s White Bread with Poolish; brief review of “Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles; Novel Food Event; sigh… late again; sneak peak at “The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen” by Jacques Pépin; This recipe makes a palate-sparkling, almost buttery-flavored bread with a thin, […] Continue reading »

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