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Chipotle Bean Salad With Walnuts

Quick And … Fancy? You got it!

One of the both weird and heartwarming customs of my native land was (and I hope still is), showing up at the door of your best friends on a whim.  Sure, everyone is entitled to their privacy and down time, but there is just something inexplicably awesome about closest friends being so close that unannounced […]

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Focaccia fresh out of the oven

Making Focaccia — A Sure Fire Crowdpleaser

This post have been submitted to YeastSpotting As you already know, about a month ago, I have entered a bread-making phase of my life. I now own more than enough books on bread making than I care to admit, and aside from some fascinating Sitchin’s books, those are now a part of my nightly reading. […]

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Whole wheat batards with buckwheat

More bread photos, please…

Huh? Did I hear you asking for more bread photos? Sure, sure, here we go.  I have been going nuts in the bread department the last couple of weeks.  You know, in my world that means — my cookbook library just got larger by five (5!) books — all about bread making.  There’s gotta be […]

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Delicious Skip-the-Wheat 4S Bread Loaves

Beyond The Wheat: Semolina & Spelt Bread With Sesame Seed

Periodically I find myself taking stock of my pantry content and come to realization that my stocking abilities are quite lame. I find things in there you wouldn’t believe.  Surely, living (in my past life) close to one of the best places to shop for groceries — Dekalb Farmer’s Market in Atlanta — was to […]

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Julia Child's French Onion Soup

Merci Beaucoup, Julia!

Don’t you just love it when certain things come together in time and space to make your life easier?  Better yet, don’t you just love it when certain seemingly negative things coincide in time and space, and when combined yield a resolutely positive outcome? Well I do, indeed.  And here is why. Enter the seemingly […]

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47% Rye Bread from Wild Yeast Blog

Give Us Our Bread Daily…

I am a bread snob. Why? Because I grew up in a country where you can survive on bread alone for months at a time, and not get sick of it.  Because our local bread store had freshly baked, still steamy and hot bread delivered twice a day.  Because our bread varieties were many, flavors […]

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Basic pickling kit -- sliced garlic head and dill weed

Pickle me pink! The joys of fermented food making

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you probably already know that I am currently on a pickling/fermentation streak.  That means that all of those gorgeous Italian swing-top jars I’ve been buying compulsively are finally finding their life’s purpose these days. Yet another reason to pat myself on a shoulder — we are trying to only […]

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