Bread Baked on a Gas Grill

Did you know you can bake bread on your outdoor grill? We had quite the heat wave a couple of weeks ago, and I didn’t want to heat up the oven. I really wanted to bake bread, though, so I figured I’d give it a go on the grill. I used sourdough, but I don’t…

Sourdough Starter

I thought there were only two choices for sourdough starter: buy some or make some. Turns out there are multiple ways of making your own. I definitely wanted to try that rather than buying, just for the fun of it. My kitchen is toasty warm all year long, so yeast breads tend to do very…

Rhubarb Pie

It’s rhubarb season! I wish I could say I cut this rhubarb from my garden, but I didn’t. I bought it at the store, so it’s not even as local as I’d like. I keep hoping one day my plants will grow big enough to harvest, but they’re being stubborn. I planted three about three…

What’s In a Name?

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” — Shakespeare “I know you can do this.” — Rory Williams Pond Sourdough: the pinnacle of bread-baking. Having mastered the art of coaxing a loaf of bread out of flour, water, salt, and purchased yeast, it was time for me to take on the challenge of…

Kümmelweck

By now, most folks have heard of Buffalo Chicken Wings. Although, as a former resident of Buffalo, I have to say that it’s hard to find good ones outside of Buffalo. Best I ever had from another state was at the No Name Pub on Big Pine Key, Florida. Superb pizza, too. Turned out the chef…

Honey Wheat Rolls

These soft, really light, delicious rolls are from a recipe I found on the King Arthur website. They’re not your typical heavy, dense whole wheat, and okay, that’s because they aren’t 100% whole grain. But two-thirds of the flour is whole grain, and personally, I’m willing to sacrifice the other third once in a while. Because these rolls are that…