Shortly after starting my sourdough starter, I saw this article on Bon Appetit magazine’s website about new words in the food and bev world. Just what I need! Sourdough Hotel (noun): “Let’s say you’re seriously into baking bread. You need to feed the sourdough more flour every day to maintain it,” Friedland says. “So, if … More Sourdough Hotel
I eat some pretty weird things. The more sour, spicy or stinky, the better. Pickled things in jars are beautiful. Bubbly Kimchi makes me so happy. I could easily spend my rent on stinky cabbage. I probably have. So if basic raw sauerkraut is just cabbage, salt and time, I wondered why I shouldn’t try making it myself. I’ve been … More Love = flour and fermentation.
Picnic basket, cooler, ice packs: My parents bought me a very adorable picnic basket with a purple cloth lid. Get one of these to feel cute. Food for cooking and beach/hiking snacks: I always think of food first because my hungry is not so pretty. Also, I love to cook. Bring what you like, but I packed … More Camping Packing List: For the Gorgeous and Prepared
I had never thought to visit the country’s first little state until I turned on a short TV documentary series about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery called Brew Masters. The show followed the owner of the brewery as he traveled the world and created new beer flavors inspired by his trips. I tried some of their beers, fell in … More Delaware: Can I stay here?
The summer has already been filled with sun, green things, beaches and kitty love – and it’s only July! So what have I been up to since my last post? Here ya go.
Today the federal government was closed. So we both stayed home! Trev was working from home, and I was … not working from home. I was making chocolate and whole wheat english muffins. I also made us huge vegetable omelets for breakfast and ate a lot of soup. Life is good. When I was in high school, … More Snow days demand chocolate and bread
Originally posted on dinner with friends…:
The only better thing than sharing good conversation with good friends is sharing a good meal while having good conversations with good friends. Tonight both happened at http://www.adongrestaurant.com/, a restaurant serving Vietnamese food located in the heart of Des Moines. Twenty or so church friends who have been gathering…
What is a good way to warm up in February? You say doing some intense cardio session and then drinking hot water with lemon? Or you say cranking up the thermostat and jumping under your covers with a magazine, a coffee and a cuddly kitty. — That one sounds very nice, but unrealistic if your … More Sunny lemon bars for a dreary winter
I know, I know, I haven’t written in a while. But let’s talk about toast. Is toast not the most versatile, most satisfying thing on this planet? With something so good, how can you even choose how to eat it? The possibilities leave my head spinning. Smashed avocado with pepper? Yogurt and honey? Almond butter? … More Homemade bread
Yesterday, I took a bite from an apple, looked up at the sky and said thank you. I eat an apple about every day, and I’ve never done that before. Picked up at one of the many apple stands at Eastern Market, I don’t even remember what kind it was. But I tasted pure yummy goodness. The change … More Yummy goodness