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Perfect coleslaw

Growing up in Southern California I don’t remember coleslaw being a thing.  My mother never made it, and while it was often available at picnics and potlucks, it was always the gloopy, white, mayo-coated variety, probably picked up from a grocery store … Continue reading

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No work, no kneading, what’s not to like?

Flour, salt, yeast, water, and time perseverance My third attempt at “No Knead Bread” yielded this beautiful, rustic boule. I’m in my third week of attempting to make good bread.  I’ve always enjoyed crusty bread, but I’ve never found the … Continue reading

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Adventures in hot dog buns?

Hot dog buns on the cooling rack made from The Bread Machine Book by Marjie Lambert Last night I grilled up some hot dogs for dinner.  Not necessarily the most exciting dinner entrée, I grant you, although Nathans Famous are … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Perfect Bread

Light wheat bread from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and featured on Smitten Kitchen Adventures in Bread Over the past couple of weeks I’ve developed a new interest: making dough for rolls, pizza crust, and now bread in the West Bend … Continue reading

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Persimmon Pudding

So, it turns out that I have a persimmon tree.  I know. I had no idea either.  It’s over on the side of my house where I pretty much never go because there is nothing really over there. Except, apparently, … Continue reading

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