It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?

Having finished last night chronologically listing several months of photos meant to go in this blog with a paragraph or two and discovering that today is U.S. National Dessert Day and with Seattle prepping for a Mayoral election, I decided to do a quick post inspired by all those things. During the run-up to the … More It’s National Dessert Day. Something Cherry, Lorena Gonzalez?

Variations on a Dutch-oven theme: No-knead Maple Oatmeal Bread

Like many bakers, cooks and chefs everywhere, I’m open to trying out somebody else’s recipe in the same genre of an old or new favorite and so it is with this bread. The recipe* for this bread was linked inside a newspaper article on 10 easy breads for the home-bakers staying inside and safe because … More Variations on a Dutch-oven theme: No-knead Maple Oatmeal Bread

In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Drop Biscuits

Today the girls and I made drop biscuits, which is the proper name for the type of super fast and easy biscuits* that I routinely make, either plain, with added ingredients and/or flavor or topping. No buttermilk? No problem as milk soured with a teaspoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar works very well. … More In the virtual kitchen with juliyya: Drop Biscuits

Dragon Parmesan Garlic Bread, oh yeah.

Experimenting with the various no-knead breads a few times, making thick slices of the best toast ever (IMHO) brought to mind a favorite type of garlic bread. We disdain that soft and mushy store-bought, silvery-paper-wrapped bread that’s chock-full of greasy margarine with garlic salt. Some store-bought artisan breads (thinking of the roasted garlic rustic put … More Dragon Parmesan Garlic Bread, oh yeah.