White Bean Soup for Healthy Vision #EatRightForYourSight


Have you heard of Macular degeneration? It’s an incurable eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States. It affects more than 10 million Americans. Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends

Sourdough Biscuits made in the South #sourdoughsurprises


When I learned the challenge for the Sourdough Surprises Baking Group for May was to make biscuits, I knew I didn’t want to miss this one. I have been a biscuit lover as long as I can remember.  To me, nothing says “Southern” more than biscuits. I should mention however, that although I adore biscuits, I have not always made good biscuits. Making soft and

Rustic Flaxseed and Prune Ciabatta-Style Loaves


I’m the host kitchen for the Bread Baking Babes and Buddies this month. I invite you to bake along with us and try your hand at making Flaxseed and Prune Ciabatti-Style Loaves.   Over the years, the BBBs have made so many interesting breads, it was a bit tricky finding something different, but I think this one offers a challenge without being too difficult. The

Fill the pot with Dutch Oven Emmer Bread


This artisan Emmer Boule is the second loaf I’ve made in my new Emile Henry Dutch Oven. The Dutch Oven provides the perfect environment for making a big round loaf of crusty bread. The Dutch Oven Emmer Bread with Poolish I made in this ceramic pot a few weeks ago had a really nice crumb and flavor. The only issue I had with it was

Pain à l’Ancienne Sprouted Spelt Focaccia


Pain à l’Ancienne Focaccia, the April bread for the Artisan Bread Bakers, is made from high hydration dough and utilizes a cold delayed fermentation in the refrigerator for up to four days. The uniqueness of this method compared to other delayed fermentation doughs, is that it incorporates chilled water to slow down the yeast activity.  The dough is mixed by hand and benefits from several