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16 April 2016

April 2016 posts


Saturday, 16 April 2016
Ceux-ci ne sont pas des cinnamon rolls... (BBB April 2016)
summary: recipe for NOT-cinnamon rolls with a nod to Magritte, based on recipes from Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and in "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread"; apricots, honey and black pepper; a Bread Baking Babes project;.

Saturday, 9 April 2016
Wordless Not-Wednesday: scoring experiment
summary: Using the wonderful Burnt Whisker Forge handled lame that T gave me, for this raisin bread (Ken Forkish recipe), this is my first attempt at achieving the scoring used for Bourbon Bread on page 63 of "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread" by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky.

Thursday, 7 April 2016
Do I need another bread book?
summary: review of "Bien Cuit" by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky; good ideas; poor choices; is it time to make room on the cookbook shelf anyway?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Auberge Walnut Bread – BBBabes, buddies, friends, etc... (March 2016)
summary: Spring snow; March 2016 Bread Baking Buddies; FB's Artisan Bread Baking group; BBB Auberge Walnut Bread gallery

20 March 2016

March 2016 posts


Saturday, 19 March 2016
Delving into the Archives: Pork al latte
summary: going through our photo archives; in praise of back issues of SAVEUR (especially No.68, No.110) recipe for pork braised with sour cream (Brasato di Maiale), like bolognese but different!; yet another rant about SAVEUR Magazine;

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Auberge Walnut Bread (BBB March 2016)
summary: recipe for Auberge Walnut Bread, based on recipes in "Auberge of the Flowering Hearth" by Roy Andries de Groot and "The Italian Baker" by Carol Field; perfumes and scents; memoir; a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project;

22 February 2016

February 2016 posts


Monday, 22 February 2016
obsessed with pot stickers
summary: obsession with pot stickers; search for the lacy covering;

Sunday, 21 February 2016
Potstickers (Bookmarked)
summary: Chinese-style potstickers and two kinds of sauce; inspired by potstickers in LCBO's Food and drink magazine and based on The Dumpling Sisters' recipe; The Dumpling Sisters are great; I love run-on sentences!; information about Bookmarked Recipes;

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
8 Years and the BBBabes are Bien Cuit! (BBB February 2016)
summary: recipe for Caramelized Onion Rye, based on a recipe in "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread" by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky; using buckwheat; using a thermometer for water; new cookbook?; omissions; substitutions; anniversaries; there's a new BBBabe in town; winter; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Monday, 8 February 2016
Who says homemade pierogies are hard to make?
summary: our favourite brand of supermarket pierogies has disappeared; so has our favourite brand of yoghurt; it turns out making pierogies at home is ridiculously easy; so is yoghurt...

23 January 2016

January 2016 posts


Saturday, 23 January 2016
khachapuri update
summary: making koulouria; my memory is fading; apparently khachapuri CAN be baked on the stovetop; bookmarked red bean filling;

Saturday, 16 January 2016
Conquering Runny-Yolk Phobia with Khachapuri (BBB January 2016)
summary: recipe for 2 kinds of Khachapuri: Adjaruli and Ossetian; runny egg-yolk phobia; potato substitution; converting food aversions; proof is in the tasting; we made a video!; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Friday, 1 January 2016
Wordless Not-Wednesday: {gurgle} Happy {pop} New {gurgle} Year!
summary: GurglePot™; Margaux Brane-Cantenac 1990; Happy New Year!

18 December 2015

December 2015 posts


Friday, 18 December 2015
Christmas Baking: it's not for us!!
summary: Christmas giving; childhood memories; mincemeat; apricot jam; not everyone is as fortunate as we are: links to various charities;

Thursday, 17 December 2015
Anadama!! Late again... (BBB December 2015)
summary: recipe for Anadama Bread, based on a recipe in Bon Appetit; substitutions – of course there were substitutions; link to Advent calendar; a Bread Baking Babes project;


holly ©ejm Advent 2015 calendar holly ©ejm

Don't even think about peeking ahead....

16 November 2015

November 2015 post(s)


Monday, 16 November 2015
Chrysanthemums for Comfort and Joy (BBB November 2015)
summary: recipe for Chrysanthemum Bread, based on a Georgian (or is it Armenian??) recipe; refusal to make a meat filling and using chiles, nuts and seeds instead; "A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance"; a Bread Baking Babes project;

17 October 2015

October 2015 posts


Saturday, 17 October 2015
Almost-wordless Not-Wednesday: Commenting and Fuhl
summary: image showing how to comment via Disqus without logging on; fuhl, pita chips and garlic

no thank you

Friday, 16 October 2015
Roux the Day with Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)
summary: recipe for Tangzhong WholeWheat(ish) Bread; a Bread Baking Babes project;

WFD2015: breaking the cycle of rural poverty wp-image-2331
World Food Day | 16 October
About 795 million people are undernourished globally, down 167 million over the last decade, and 216 million less than in 1990–92. The decline is more pronounced in developing regions, despite significant population growth. In recent years, progress has been hindered by slower and less inclusive economic growth as well as political instability in some developing regions, such as Central Africa and western Asia.

- FAO, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015

 

29 September 2015

September 2015 posts


Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Whoohooo!! It's Crabapple Season!
summary: Crabapple Jelly; more recipe ideas for crabapples; information about Not Far From the Tree

Monday, 28 September 2015
Your grapes are lemons?? Make marinade!
summary: making grape juice; how to use it in savoury dishes; information about Not Far From the Tree;

Sunday, 20 September 2015
Wordless Not-Wednesday: Surprise!!
summary: Surprise!!! We found this package balanced precariously in our mailbox yesterday morning;

Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Conchas!! Who kneads them? (BBB September 2015)
summary: recipe for Conchas (Mexican pan dulce), based on a recipe from Pati's Mexican Table; surprises about flavour combinations; is kneading necessary?; substitutions; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Swiss Chard and Apples go Together Beautifully
summary: Swiss Chard and Apples; lost and found; garden wealth – or not; Scarlet Runner Beans; information about Not Far From the Tree

Thursday, 3 September 2015
Mostly-Wordless Not-Wednesday: The Glass is Greener...
summary: apples galore; apple juice; fried apples; lost images; McIntosh (or perhaps Spartan?) apples picked for Not Far From the Tree on 31 August 2015 in a backyard of Toronto: in 2 hours, 5 of us picked a little over 150 lbs in all (1/3 of the fruit went to the tree owner, 1/3 was shared by the pickers, and 1/3 was delivered by bicycle to be donated to a food bank, shelter, or community kitchen in the neighbourhood)

31 August 2015

August 2015 posts


Sunday, 30 August 2015
L'Otto di Merano BBBuddies (August 2015)
summary: August 2015 Bread Baking Buddies; L'Otto di Merano gallery; summer holidays; about the BBBabes

Sunday, 16 August 2015
L'Otto di Merano for the 8th month (BBB August 2015)
summary: recipe for l'Otto di Merano, based on a recipe in "The Italian Baker" by Carol Field; brief review of "The Italian Baker"; camping; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Saturday, 8 August 2015
There's Music in the Air! (WHB#408+n: Garlic)
summary: making basil pesto; our 'Music' garlic grew beautifully; information about garlic (Allium sativum) and WHB;

Sunday, 2 August 2015
Delving into the Archives... Iraqi Pink Rice
summary: going through our photo archives; recipe for Iraqi pink rice; one last (maybe) rant about SAVEUR Magazine;

29 July 2015

July 2015 posts


Wednesday, 29 July 2015
In the Heat of Summer: 2 Kinds of Chicken Salad
summary: chicken salad – one with cherries, one with croutons; eating seasonally; information about Not Far From the Tree;

Saturday, 25 July 2015
an adventure with blackberries
summary: recipe for blackberry pie; visiting Paradise is even better than anticipated; importance of a receptacle when thawing berries;

Monday, 20 July 2015
So you think that cherries are only for dessert....
summary: recipe for cherries and chicken; Peninsula Ridge Shiraz; information about Not Far From the Tree;

Sunday, 19 July 2015
Score!!
summary: scoring with a Burnt Whisker Forge lame; improved lame scoring; well balanced handle; the magic of summer;

Thursday, 16 July 2015
The Power of Persuasion (BBB July 2015)
summary: recipe for Power Bread, based on a recipe in "Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads"; throwing off prejudices; making substitutions; new lame handle; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Mostly-Wordless Not-Wednesday: More Cherries!
summary: curious cat; Swiss chard from the garden; firm sweet red cherries (possibly Cavalier, Hedelfingen, Sweetheart, Staccato, Van, Vista or ??) picked for Not Far From the Tree on 5 July 2015 in a backyard of Toronto: in 2 hours, 5 of us picked about 50 lbs in all, in spite of the fact that many of the cherries had cracked in the rain last week. (1/3 of the fruit went to the tree owner, 1/3 was shared by the pickers, and 1/3 was delivered by bicycle to be donated to a food bank, shelter, or community kitchen in the neighbourhood).