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Wild Naan When the Weather is Hot and the Nights are Getting Longer

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

summary: wild naan revision; importance of the float test; hot weather baking on the barbecue; the nights are getting longer; steep learning curve for iPhone camera; Group Baking Naan in the FB sourdough bread baking group; It’s not really surprising that since March, even with the difficulty of getting flour and yeast, there seem to […] Continue reading »

Our latest obsession: Naan Sangak

Friday, August 7th, 2020

summary: recipe for wild Naan Sangak (Persian Pebble Bread); using our trusty Jane Mason whole wheat starter created in July 2017; it turns out that measuring carefully IS a good idea; store-bought river stones are filthy; our expectations might be too high; all’s well that ends well; we made another video! There was a little […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: Midsummer Lunch

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

♥ Yes!!

Another new (for us) favourite: Ajvar

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

summary: Ajvar, a Macedonian staple; staying at home – still; making homemade Ajvar is easy; Ajvar goes with just about everything; Bullhorn peppers?? Canadian substitute for ajvar peppers; where are the shepherd peppers when we need them? [Ajvar is] so old in fact, it was a favorite of Alexander the Great – | Ajvar […] Continue reading »

Miracles in the Garden

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

summary: mid-summer garden report; Swiss chard is great, especially when stir-fried with other vegetables; miracles do happen; red okra; Look!! It’s a miracle! This cayenne chili plant is from last year. I thought I had murdered it in the basement this past winter; when I brought it out to the balcony, there were zero leaves […] Continue reading »

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