No-Knead Focaccia

My daughters were sweethearts and baked the new recipe they found. It's the Shockingly Easy No-Knead Focaccia from Bon Apetit. We did make one change in the recipe. We didn't have any extra virgin olive oil. We did, however, have avocado oil, so we used that, instead. It worked very well! We also didn't have … Continue reading No-Knead Focaccia

Sourdough “Batter” Bread, with recipe

Today my daughters did the baking, starting with a sourdough "batter" bread. There's a reason the word batter is in quotations... The girls have been finding recipes they like and, after trying them out, adding them to a notebook with any modifications or adjustments they've come up with. Like this... I love the little doodles! … Continue reading Sourdough “Batter” Bread, with recipe

Historical recipe: one recipe, two products

One of my long time interests is experimenting with historical cooking. I say experimenting, because it's not unusual for these recipes to include ingredients that are no longer available, hard to find, unknown or even extinct. Plus, they often don't include a lot of information, either because it was assumed the reader already understood what … Continue reading Historical recipe: one recipe, two products

Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar

Things have been a bit crazy lately, weather wise. Some severe storms have blown across our area and, while we have pretty much just caught the edges of them, they still resulted in internet outages and our power flickering in and out. Perfect weather to stay indoors and to things with our crab apples! I … Continue reading Things with crab apples: apple cider vinegar

Recipe: Roasted Chickpeas

Here is a really easy recipe for a healthy snack to satisfy those cravings for something crunchy! Roasted, Seasoned Chickpeas Ingredients: canned chick peasolive oilseasonings to taste I have found that a 9x13 baking tray fits 2 cans of chickpeas in a single layer very well. Instructions: Turn oven to 400F. Drain the chickpeas into … Continue reading Recipe: Roasted Chickpeas