Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ryebread…tasty, but not so photogenic

Yesterday we made rye bread.  Easy recipe.  Yeast and water.  Equal amounts of rye flour, whole wheat flour and bread flour.  A bottle of Guinness, brown sugar, salt, molasses and a little oil.  Yesterday we had it with yellow split … Continue reading

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The Learning Loaf

I make pizza dough on a fairly regular basis, but really haven’t made any other yeast breads either frequently or with great results.  A couple of weeks ago, I made what was supposed to be an Italian herb loaf with … Continue reading

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Indoor Herbs for the Winter

Since my (now deceased) cat sat on my aloe plant (because it was the highest seat in a bay window) of my apartment from which to view who might be coming to visit while I was in Arizona for a … Continue reading

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The Quality of Food

As usual, I’ve been thinking a lot about food.  With our meat supply running low, I managed to get to the indoor farmers’ market this morning.  We were down to a pound of bacon, a chicken and today I actually … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan, again?

This morning upon opening my email, I had one of those emails from A*azon.co* suggesting a book I might like to buy since I’ve “recently purchased “nutrition and gastronomy books”.  Michael Pollan is at it again.  The little blurb describes … Continue reading

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Black River Falls. Just what the doctor ordered…

…but not enough.  O.K., so there’s no doctor, but I really needed some down time.  After driving up to the Twin Cities to see  family, we thought we’d stop at Black River Falls and stay a couple of days on … Continue reading

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