• Things I Ate

    I haven't been very good in writing about food and cooking during most of this pregnancy. I guess I got out of the habit a bit during the first trimester

  • New Sourdough Starter and a Successful Bake

    Finally, there is  a sourdough success to write about! If you don't know why that warrants an exclamation mark, have a look over here. For the past several weeks, I've been nourishing a new starter,

  • Everyday Bread with Sourdough Starter

    I've been taking a break from sourdough baking recently. It's a skill I so want to master, but I have been getting very limited motivational support from my past attempts at doing so. And being a

  • Birthday Brunch

    Last weekend, a friend of mine and I celebrated our birthdays with a birthday brunch. Both of us cooked things, and then a bunch of people came over to eat them and to hang out. It was pretty great.

  • Fig & Walnut Bread

    My recent bread feast involved, among other breads, a fig & walnut loaf. It was made with Italian type 00 flour, dried mission figs and walnuts. It also had a thin, crisp, salty malt syrup crust.

  • A Saturday Night Bread Feast

    On a Saturday night not long ago, we had a bread feast at our house. Planning a bread feast is always a risky endeavor, at least for me. When I'm experimenting with bread (which is how one ends up

  • Possibly My Best Bread Yet

    I usually bake all the bread we eat at home. Since I began baking for real (you can read more about that here), I’ve mostly done variations on the same recipe. But last year when I was trying to