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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 »

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 »

A Wild Take on Birotes Salados (BBB July 2020)

Thursday, July 16th, 2020


summary: recipe for Wild Birotes Salados; playing with the recipe; wildly divergent; fixing the hydration; my reading skills have not really improved; seemingly impossible – my verbosity has increased dramatically; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Birotes Salados (Mexican Sourdough Rolls) If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the […] Continue reading »

Raita inspired by “The Mistress of Spices” (Novel Food No.39)

Sunday, July 12th, 2020


summary: raita; mint; green bean sabji; chilis; heat; brief review of “The Mistress of Spices” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni; Novel Food Event; Novel Food No. 39: Raita inspired by “The Mistress of Spices” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni There are myriad references to foods to prepare in The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. How […] Continue reading »

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