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Why are we still wrapping cheese in plastic?!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

summary: plastic and cheese do NOT go together; how to wrap cheese: in wax paper or parchment paper or even aluminum foil, anything but plastic; plastic wrapping is very bad for cheese, especially Emmental, Fromage de Chaumes, Cheshire Cheese, Stilton, and Epoisses; plastic wrapping destroys Epoisses; [C]heese often comes in plastic, but cheese is also […] Continue reading »

Photo-less not-Friday: The peaches LOOKED good….

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

summary: Sorauren Farmers’ Market; mealy peaches; rescuing substandard fruit rather than composting it; an entry for Photo-less Fridays; We’re hopping mad. On Monday, we masked up and headed to our weekly farmers’ market to get eggs. While we were there, we were distracted by the most lovely looking peaches. And we thought, “let’s have one […] Continue reading »

More Scoring Adventures (BBBuddies and BBBabes August 2020)

Monday, August 31st, 2020

summary: Two (that’s 2!!) August 2020 Bread Baking Buddies; BBB Scoring Adventures gallery Maybe one day, I’ll master scoring. – me, blog from OUR kitchen | Adventures in Scoring (BBB August 2020) Bread Baking Buddies: BBB Adventures in Scoring, August 2020 Since posting about the BBBabes’ August 2020 project, when not distracted by making pebble […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: New Summer Crop

Friday, August 21st, 2020


Editors’ Choices for Cookbooks

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

beginning month 6 of staying at home; books are my friends; thank goodness for the public library; brief review of “Samarkand” by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford; ridiculous recipe conventions; water is so an ingredient; reluctance to change from measurements by volume to metric weight; art directors’ decisions based on looks rather than content; going […] Continue reading »

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