It's not quite Father's Day but I've got fathers on the brain, especially of course my own father. Not only is Father's Day coming up in a few weeks, but it's also his birthday soon. Also, in my newsfeed this morning I read an interesting story about the history of father's day. Apparently on July... Continue Reading →
You may remember the Farro Porridge Bread #1 & #2 I slogged through making. Although I enjoyed the challenge, I much prefer using the grain cooked in salads. Head over to Foodlander to see some great salad ideas I found from fellow food bloggers.
I love open-faced sandwiches, but they are messy suckers. The toppings can spill off your bread, onto the plate, onto your lap, into your fingernails, etc. So for this Fiesta Friday I made a Tuna Tartine on bread that's been pressed/fried in a pan of warm garlicky lemon/anchovy dressing, then neatly cut up into bite-sized pieces.... Continue Reading →
I forgot to mention how this bread turned out! Much to my delight, this bread was so dense, moist, chewy, tangy and flavorful that it was really hard not to eat half the loaf yesterday. Personally I prefer my breads really dense and toothsome. If you look around on bread and sourdough websites, you may... Continue Reading →
I recently bought Chad Robertson's Tartine Book No. 3. It's like a doctoral level bread baking bible with gorgeous photos and recipes that incorporate wonderful nutty grains, in sprouted, cooked, flaked and whole form. I was especially taken with the Rene's-Style Pan Loaves chapter which is Chad's take on the dense Danish-style rye breads and... Continue Reading →
This year I decided to take a week off work and not go anywhere. Normally I reserve all my 3 weeks' vacation for when my husband is off, during the month of August, or at Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter time, so that we can travel or just hang out together. But this year I... Continue Reading →