Scoutin’ it Out

Roasted Rutabaga All Around

Sometime, a cooking urge takes hold of me so strongly that all else becomes either an impediment or enabling action towards its completion and nothing more. I become hyper-fixated on perfecting the menu and reverse engineering my timeline, giving far more importance to the execution of this dreamt up kitchen endeavor than is warranted. It […]

A Sourdough Competition!

If you are wondering where I have been, it should be no surprise that it’s been the kitchen. I have been caught in a cycle of power baking and cooking, telling myself I’ll chill for a bit, but being too curious about a new recipe, or feeling an itch to revisit a technique I haven’t […]

Marathons and Cookie Boxes

Ironically, I had written an entire reflection on the runners high that comes from a good Marathon Kitchen Day(s) when a few of those very days ran right into the time of year where every day is a marathon – in the kitchen or otherwise – and it never got edited and posted! Instead, I […]

Bread Tubes

About a year ago during a time of pandemic-influenced baking and baking interest, an article came about through which I learned about the delightfully unnecessary bread tube. These long aluminum tubes molded into fanciful shapes – mostly hearts, flowers, and stars – were used to bake yeasted and quick breads alike into sculpted loaves. They […]

King Arthur Classes – Baguettes

After the first day of classes flew by, I was left to savor my final five hours in the King Arthur classroom diving into Beauty and the Baguette. As with much of French gastronomy, there was a certain level of intimidation in approaching baguette making. Baguette making is nominated to be made an UNESCO intangible […]

King Arthur Classes – Sourdough

This week picks up where I left off in the last Scoutin’ it Out as I made the transition from a morning of flatbreads to an afternoon of sourdough! After a small lunchbreak navigating the long lines of the King Arthur café, I returned to class that afternoon ready to up my natural yeast game. […]

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