whole wheat bread


I can’t believe it’s June already. Maybe it’s because after a small and glorious spurt of sunshine, we’ve been back to grey cloudy skies for the last few weeks, so all of my summer anticipation disappeared. My grand plans to BBQ the bejeezus out of everything had to grind to a halt, since if I can’t BBQ it in a tank top, I don’t want to BBQ it at all. (Kidding. I’ll settle for a t shirt).

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lemon yogurt loaf


Somehow I blinked and I missed the rest of 2017. I moved houses, and the act of transporting my various worldly possessions from point A to point B mysteriously ate up all of November and December. The upside? A brand new shiny kitchen that has so much storage space. Seriously, I’ve never before been able to debate about what cabinet I should put things in – it’s always been “will this fit in this one cabinet I have? Um, yeah, if I shove it in there..” It’s taken me a while to get settled, but I’ve definitely started testing out the oven and the stove and I’m delighted to report that I’ve already burned a pan and produced an inedible brick of dough that was supposed to be bread, which means I’m trying hard enough.  

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struan bread


I am endlessly fascinated with all of the different ways to make bread. There are so many opinions, methods, ingredients, and weird voodoo incantations (just kidding…not really) to make the perfect loaf, and I feel like I have so much further to go before I can even start to consider myself a bread expert. Bread can be tricky, and sometimes it has a  tantrum and decides it doesn’t want to be bread, but when it does cooperate I always fight the urge to sing a happy song at the top of my lungs and do a little dance around the kitchen. There’s something very satisfying about watching a blob of dough magically swell up and dome into a beautifully bronzed blob of bread.

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