Kitchen

Gluten Free Sourdough Bread

Now that my sourdough starter has gotten stronger, I decided to try the Sourdough Boules from the Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple book by Aran Goyoaga. The first time I made the recipe, I followed the ingredients exactly as written. I don’t have bannetons so I used two metal mixing bowls lined with parchment paper …

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Gluten free baking

I’ve been enjoying trying new gluten free bread recipes lately. There are several bread baking groups on Facebook. After reading through some of them, I learned of the book Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple, and bought the Kindle version. The sourdough starter I made is growing nicely and I’m looking forward to using it for …

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YUCK!

I was washing dishes last night and happened to read the lid of this cookie dough container. Look closely. Shelf life: Frozen: 1 year Refrigerated: 6 months Room temperature: 21 days 21 DAYS? What is IN this stuff that makes cookie dough shelf stable for 3 WEEKS????? YUCK!! Now as for how the container got …

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Apple pie

On Monday, I made an apple pie. It looked all right and tasted pretty good. The crust was a complete flop though. I tried a new recipe from Allrecipes.com – just searched for pie crust and selected one based on high ratings. Then I substituted coconut oil for the shortening. What a total failure. It …

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Freezer cooking

Just wondering here. . .does anyone do much freezer cooking? I’d like to start doing more, to get food put back for when this little one arrives. I’m just not sure what to put up, and am a little limited on energy at the moment too. ;O) We have a huge upright freezer but will …

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Wasted pickles

I wasted an entire batch of sweet icicle pickles yesterday morning. I’m still a bit frustrated about it. The pickles were on the second to last day of the brining process, until I flung glass into the container. The last four days you’re supposed to drain and reheat the syrup that spices the pickles. I’ve …

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Canning tomatoes

Today I was able to can 7 quarts and 4 pints of tomatoes. It probably doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s more than I thought it would be. It was quite the surprise to discover that there was enough for a double batch instead of the single I anticipated. This particular recipe is from …

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