It only takes 4 ingredients to make sourdough bread: flour salt water sourdough starter If you don’t have any sourdough starter, either ask a friend for some or read Basic Sourdough Bread Making for Ordinary People – Part One. In that blog and video I talk about how I made my starter, as well as […]
Things we generally do inside.
I had another highly successful year of growing dahlias. Not only did my direct planting experiment work well, but I grew some unexpectedly robust dahlia plants from seed. The only trouble with that was that they didn’t bloom until a couple of weeks before killing cold weather. This inspired me to dig them up and […]
I have been making homemade bread regularly, as in nearly weekly, for about 25 years. For many years, I mostly made the bread using active yeast, but my husband has had a strong interest in sourdough, especially after he made his backyard brick oven. He has tried many starters, including some he made and some […]
Fresh produce from your own garden has a way of inspiring cooking from scratch. I am the sort of cook that is inspired more by the outcome than the process, so good kitchen tools make a huge difference to me. I do not want to be a pioneer woman. Give me electricity and kitchen power tools! […]
It is one of the ironies of life that I love to grow and preserve peppers. I don’t like hot peppers at all, and I am very selective about how I will eat bell peppers. Fajitas are the main way, but, oh, what a way! Fortunately, peppers of any type are easy to freeze, which […]