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Really Good Bread

We are in the depths of winter hereabouts so we are wandering off on a parallel path this week to talk about bread instead of gardens. The garden is under a couple of feet of snow and ice and there’s only so much you can say about feeder-birds to engage one’s audience. When I [...]

2018-02-04T09:28:11+00:00 Saturday, February 3, 2018|

Modified Sourdough Bread Recipe

In England last week I happened across a book for sourdough bread bakers ("Do Sourdough - Slow Bread for Busy Lives" by Andrew Whitley who runs, quote, one of Britain's leading organic bakeries). What's nice about it is that the methods are born of real life commercial practice with a healthy leavening of serious science [...]

2014-11-04T18:18:14+00:00 Tuesday, November 4, 2014|

Iranian bread (sort of)

We purchased an Iranian flat(ish) bread recently that was so excellent I tried to reproduce it.  What I managed to come up with - and this is a work in progress that has to be refined - was a perfect simulacrum of the original in all respects except that it was most decidedly not flat [...]

2013-02-03T15:23:06+00:00 Sunday, February 3, 2013|

Boeuf en croute

Today was the first day at work of the new year and not much happened other than everything got very cold as the temperature plummeted ... still very little snow though.  One small item of interest found in the press - you thought there was a recession on at the moment?  Wrong, sales of Bentleys [...]

2012-01-03T18:34:08+00:00 Tuesday, January 3, 2012|

Brown Downy and Chocolate Pastry

Now the snow has come we have seen more activity at the feeders, including this Downy Woodpecker with brown feathers on he wings instead of the regulation black.  We had one a couple of years ago but this variation is not at all common and worthy of mention ... It also counts towards by quota [...]

2011-12-26T13:55:53+00:00 Monday, December 26, 2011|