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baking

Zucchinocalpyse is Nigh!

by Lisa Linderman on August 28, 2011

in baking,recipe

This is the time of year where you can’t leave your car windows rolled down, for fear that your neighbors will jam zucchini through the window and run away.  And if you hear the doorbell, you better get there before the person runs away and leaves a basket of orphan zucchini on the porch.  Unless [...]

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Easiest Berry Pies

by Lisa Linderman on July 13, 2011

in baking,berries,fruit,recipe

Strawberry season is either nearly over or completely over, depending on where you are in the country.  (We have maybe a week more here…got a late start this year!)  Raspberries are up next, then we’ll be into boysenberries, marionberries, tayberries, blackberries, blueberries…yum. I had so many strawberries this year, I made four batches of jam, [...]

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Rheum rhubarbarum.

by Lisa Linderman on May 25, 2011

in baking,food crops,garden,recipe

Rheum rhubarbarum sounds like some character out of a bad space opera, but it’s the scientific name of rhubarb.  Just one of those weird little trivia tidbits that get lodged in the wrinkles in my brain, probably because I’ve always liked the sound of it.   And right now, rhubarb is on my mind! About 10 [...]

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Stupidly Easy White Bread

by Lisa Linderman on April 7, 2011

in baking,bread,recipe

I remember when I was first really learning to cook from scratch, I tried making bread a few times.  Abject.  Failure.  Invariably, the bread would rise high and then crash in the oven, becoming brick-like and flat, even indented, on top.  Eventually I learned how to make decent “rustic” breads, but making white bread kept [...]

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Breadness

by Lisa Linderman on April 1, 2009

in baking,bread,recipe

I’ve declared this the year that I will learn to make decent homemade bread, so I’ve been working at it for several weeks. I’ve determined that it’s part science (as is all baking), part art (as is cooking), and a lot of practice, practice, practice. I’ve started with a recipe I found in Mother Earth [...]

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