Ready for a Spring Picnic: Crunchy Crusted Soft Ciabatta

“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable sate of mind.” DeeDee Stovel      A picnic is a a meal is eaten outdoors, ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before […]

Sourdough Collection: San Francisco White, Russian Rye and Egyptian Kamut

“Affluence separates people. Poverty knits ’em together. You got some sugar and I don’t; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I’ll give you some of mine.” Ray Charles It is surprisingly easy to create new life. Place a few tablespoons of  flour in a mason jar. Stir  warm […]

Use Up the Leftovers this Pancake Day !

“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.” Julia Child Baking Heaven have kindly promoted some of my Pancake Day Recipes! Scotch Pancake Torte To make 6 pancakes, add the […]

Celebrating a Traditional Shrove: Oven Baked Chips

“I buffet my body and make it my slave…” Bible, 1 Corinthians 9:27 Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting required during the Lent season for mind and body becoming cleared, prepared for Easter. The name “Shrove Tuesday” originates […]

Winter Health Boost: Evergreen Bread

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Bible, Genesis 1:29    Healthy herbs have long held an important place in human […]