Category Archives: bread

In the blink of an eye: oasis naan

Oasis naan that was on the menu for this week’s Baking with Julia, and it took  just the blink of an eye to throw together — thankfully, since May was a real challenge not only with keeping up with my … Continue reading

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Provencal olive [sun dried tomato] fougasse

I love baking bread, and Dorie Greenspan‘s provencal olive fougasse recipe came at just the right time.  It was a challenge to mold the bread into a leaf shape — and my first attempt was satisfactory, but next time,  I’ll be … Continue reading

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Feeding the fever

Saturday was dreary, cold, and blustery. More like a gloomy day in early March than a nearly May Saturday. Monkey Man, Gorilla Girl, and I  were feverish for sunshine, warmth, and spring. Since the sun remained hidden for most of … Continue reading

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Irish soda bread

We’re still eating the soda bread — and despite the warning that it would harden like the Blarney Stone, it has remained fairly moist and certainly tasty. Maybe it’s the humidity here in Chicago during this global warming-induced heat wave. … Continue reading

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White bread with chloe and snowy

Gorilla Girl played dress up, and danced with the Dancing T (also known as Chloe) and Snowy. She had time for lots of making, playing, and dressing while the bread was rising. That seems to be the consensus about bread … Continue reading

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Sunday dinner: a ritual that sustains us

Sundays have become family meal times, like the old days when we had a big ham or a roast on Sundays, late in the afternoon.  A couple of weeks ago, when I made B &B Roast Chicken, we ate early, … Continue reading

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French Friday (and Saturday): Brioche

Among my guilty pleasures is reading food blogs, and I’ve stumbled upon a group of bloggers who are working their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table and who will also soon be working on a similar project with … Continue reading

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