Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources and sites I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they … Continue reading Recommended: XiaoXi’s Culinary Idyll
One of my Recommended posts was for the Historical Italian Cooking YouTube channel. Recently, they put out a new video for a super simple dish made with ingredients we typically have on hand. Today, I was able to give it a try! Here is the video. https://youtu.be/rqMmatyND7o You can also visit this link for the … Continue reading Historical cooking: chickpea soup with fried bread
Here is how the lemon cheese turned out! 😀 This photo was taken right after the bag was taken down from the hanging rig. Of course, I gave it a taste. It has very mild in flavour, as to be expected with a cheese like this. Lightly salty - I probably could have added maybe … Continue reading Lemon cheese, end result
I'm happy to say that I was able to deliver a little care package to my mother for her Easter. I called right after dropping off my daughter to see if she needed anything at the grocery store, but she was able to order everything she needed from the grocery store and have it delivered. … Continue reading Easter preparations and successful finds
Today, while the girls continued to work on the basement (I have yet to go down to see their progress!), I worked on baking our Easter bread. Then, since I was baking anyway, I made some sourdough soda bread, and another double batch of what has become my usual standby, a basic bread recipe modified … Continue reading Easter preparations: baking day and frozen ground
One of the bonuses of our move to the farm I grew up on is that we could take part in a childhood tradition; the blessing of our Easter baskets. It was many moves and many years before we were able to find a Polish church that did basket blessings, and be able to take … Continue reading Preparing for Easter, and an easier way to peel eggs!
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
Sometimes, I think we really need to do bread baking more often. Then I remember how much clean up is involved. 😀 No matter! We now have two kinds of freshly baked bread done. Here's how the seedy bread turned out. This is how it looked after only 1 hour of rising time. The bowl … Continue reading Bread Baking Day – all done!
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
Well, today is the day! It's now been 4 weeks since I put up my second attempt at these. If you missed the earlier posts, you can click here, or read about our 2 week taste test here (likes will open new tabs). Since the recipe I got from my friend said 2 - 4 … Continue reading Fermented vegetable sauerkraut, take two: four week taste test