Baking Bread…………………

……….is what I enjoying doing on my days off. Although I’ll play around with rye and whole wheat occasionally, it is white bread that we prefer. Usually a French or Italian or sourdough based bread with a good crust. So most weeks, I try to bake at least twice and sometimes three times. And I…

Sourdough Crust

We were still so full from breakfast, that I didn’t plan anything for dinner. I had some sourdough leftover from a couple of days ago so I added it into a new batch of bread dough. Baked three loaves of bread and saved a little of the dough for a pizza. Just sauce and cheese….

Satisfying a Craving

I presalted a chicken on Friday with the intention of roasting it for dinner last night. But at work yesterday, I kept thinking about chicken and dumplings. I had a real craving for a bowl of comfort. I had also bought some bone in chicken breasts on Friday, so, when I got home from work…

Buttermilk Biscuits

I’m not sure which I like best. Sweet Scones or Savory Buttermilk biscuits. You can adjust them both to suit your own taste. With scones you can add your favourite fruit and with biscuits you can leave them plain or add different herbs and cheeses. This morning I went with buttermilk biscuits adding fresh chives…

St. Paddy’s Day Dinner

Herbed Irish Soda Bread You know when something doesn’t taste bad, there is nothing really wrong with it but you just don’t like it? And if you never have it again as long as you live you would be okay with that? Well that is how I feel about a corned beef and cabbage dinner….

Four Day Summary

Mushroom and Pepperoni Pizza My four days off went quickly this week. My washer died on Friday night so we went into Victoria on Tuesday to shop for a new one. We made a quick decision on a washer and dryer, finding what we wanted in the first appliance store. Moe was happy that he…

Moe’s Breakfast

Woke up to snow. Very annoying. Had planned to go into Victoria this morning for a little shopping, but after looking at the web cam on the highway through the Malahat we decided to have a lazy morning instead. Made a big breakfast. Pancakes and Bacon (with black pepper). This is my favourite pancake recipe….

All Day in the Kitchen

And loving every minute of it. I spent almost all day in the kitchen today. Started out early this morning feeding my sourdough starter and making a biga. While that developed I kneaded up dough for a batch of bagels. The last batch of bagels came out of the oven at 11:00 am. Next ,…

Chicken Stew and Dumplings

I meant to post the recipe for the Southern Style Dumplings to go with Friday’s post. I actually have three different dumpling recipes that I use, depending on the mood. The Bread and Parsley Dumpling and the regular Drop “fluffy” dumpling are both good in Beef stews too. I grew up eating “Bisquick Dumplings” ….