Baking sourdough bread

I mentioned in my previous post that there are as many recipes for bread as there are bakers. Today, I want to share my method for making sourdough bread. But, I want to encourage you to look around at other recipes as well (I’ve included some resources at the bottom of this post) and find […]

Essential kitchen equipment

When it comes to whole foods and cooking meals from scratch I think one aspect is very important: kitchen equipment.Without the right tools in your kitchen, any cooking experience can turn into a nightmare. In my experience, there are a few essentials which cannot be substituted.   1. Pots and pans We have a very […]

On food from my backyard

We have a couple of trees and shrubs in our tiny courtyard which were there when we moved in. Most of them are just evergreens without any fruit or flowers. There is one tree however that flowered and now has green, yellow and red fruit on it. They look like little pumpkins, my son noticed […]

Bread baking – part 1

We’ve been baking our own bread for the past seven years, using various recipes and with varying success. Since moving to Australia I have been baking bread regularly, about twice a week. It’s cheaper and tastes much better. I want to use this post to talk about some fundamentals in break making. Essentially, I want […]

Is sugar bad?

Any respectable book on nutrition and cooking advises against sugar today. Moving away from it seems to be the answer to any health concerns with regards to eating. Jamie Oliver shows some effects of sugar on health in his documentary Sugar Rush. I agree to some extent but not all the way to the evil […]

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