Thursday, April 13, 2017

Molasses and Raisin Bran Muffins

My mission was to make bran a pleasure to eat and I found the trick in an article in the Seattle Times. The headline read – Chef Greg Atkinson finds the key to a tasty bran muffin. I don’t know Chef Greg, but I can assure you that the headline speaks the truth.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Honey Wheat Sourdough Bread, Rolls or Burger Buns

Honey Wheat Sourdough Bread
Pinch yourself and follow your nose– because that whiff you just caught of fresh bread baking isn’t coming from your neighbors, that satisfying aroma is actually in your kitchen. That’s just one of the rewards that come when you make your own bread.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Plain and Simple Sourdough Bread or Rolls


You have spent the last 5 days feeding and doting on your new born sourdough starter.  Speaking kind words of encouragement, softly whispering “please bubble” to it as you take an occasional peek.  The self-doubt surfaces after reading the comments of other peoples disasters.  You start questioning your ability to conquer this simple – flour and water concoction. And then… it works!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter - 21 days old and bursting with a variety of bubbles.
Though I have consumed many sourdough breads in my life I have not had the privilege of making a truly memorable sourdough until now. About 20 years ago I was given a cup of sourdough starter that had a wonderful family lineage and I felt privileged to have it.  I knew nothing about what to do with it except for the fact that I needed to feed it once a week. If I did that simple task, I would be rewarded with the aroma of fresh sourdough breads sliding in and out of my oven impressing my family and friends. Well... that's not what happened. What started out as an amazing opportunity, quickly turned out to be an EPIC FAIL!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lentil, Kale, Zucchini and Sweet Potato Stew

Are you feeling the bloat in your belly that comes like clockwork this time of year?
I Sure am!
To put it lightly... it's Un-comfortable.

So in preparation of the belly breaking holiday meals behind and ahead of me. I went in search of a recipe that would lighten me up and at the same time taste good.  Is it even possible?