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16 October 2017

October 2017 posts


Monday, 16 October 2017
Going Wild with Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls (BBB October 2017)
summary: Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls; making adjustments to the recipe; using wild yeast instead of commercial; a Bread Baking Babes project; World Bread Day and World Food Day;

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Is the starter ready? Looks can be deceiving...
summary: how to tell if the wild starter is ready; bubbles are an indication but not foolproof; float test is essential; working towards predictability; scheduling the starter; feeding;

Monday, 9 October 2017
Wordless Not-Wednesday: Giving Thanks
summary: not-pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving; butternut squashes are sweeter and more flavourful; Canada Post comes through! Jamie Schler's cookbook "Orange Appeal" arrived; orange chicken; vintage wine; a Wordless Not-Wednesday post

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Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)

30 September 2017

September 2017 posts


Saturday, 30 September 2017
Wild Naan for Sourdough September)
summary: recipe revision for naan using natural starter instead of commercial yeast; brief history of commercial yeast; another project for Sourdough September

Thursday, 28 September 2017
Wild Bread Notes (or... KISS)
summary: importance of the float test for the levain; scheduling; disregarding advice from some experts; KISS; it’s Sourdough September

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
How do you like them apples?
summary: stir-fried vegetables with apples and raisins; cauliflower greens; grilled chicken; picking apples for Not Far From the Tree; overgrown gardens; curly hair and burrs; calling in the professionals; heroic hair stylists; information about Not Far From the Tree;

Friday, 22 September 2017
Bread for Cousins' Day
summary: in praise non-sour sourdough wild bread; planning ahead; working with Jane Mason levain; what to do with all that extra starter; it's Sourdough September

Saturday, 16 September 2017
Almost-wild Very (very) Light Rye (BBB September 2017)
summary: BBB Swiss Rye Ring (and boule) based on a recipe by Stanley Ginsberg; trying to use wild yeast instead of commercial yeast; creating a rye starter using Jane Mason’s method; creating scary rye alcohol in solid brick-like form; ears! we see ears; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Saturday, 16 September 2017
Who says we don't have enough sun?
summary: our mostly shady garden; branching out into the sunny lane; Swiss chard, garlic, sunflowers; “Orange Appeal” blurb;

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Have you ordered your copy of Jamie's and Ilva's book yet?

Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)