Thursday, January 22, 2009


i have not been a very good blogger lately!

because of the great sourdough starter project (, my interest in bread has (re-)piqued. i started feeding mine monday night, and it seems to be off to a strong start... i just am so impatient! that's why i made beer bread last night. i used a recipe from, of course, the bread bible. i used guinness, which gave it a great flavor. and it had suuuuuuuuuuch a good crust! i love a good crusty bread. this would be great with farmer's cheese, or with a little bit of good mustard. i've just been eating it plain.

in other news, i recently bought a pasta roller, in anticipation of dinner club (and many delicious meals to come). i've actually already used it several times this week to make crackers. it works like a dream for the frequent cracker-maker... it's almost just as easy rolling crackers by hand, but you can get them a liiiittle bit crispier with the roller. i've been using spelt flour, but recently ran out and switched to whole wheat flour last night.

i don't really have a recipe, but: mix about 1 c flour with 1/3 c water. mix. continue to add water slowly until dough comes together. knead for a few minutes, adding more water or flour if necessary. roll as thin as possible, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with desired toppings. our favorites: dried onion and herbes de provence (not together, but i guess that wouldn't be bad). gently press the toppings into the dough, and bake at 400 until light brown and crispy!

well, that turned into a lengthy post on carbs, didn't it?

Friday, January 16, 2009

more sugar

well, i abandoned caramel corn in favor of kettle corn, and shouldn't i have known... next time, more sugar.

sigh. isn't that always the answer?

Friday, January 9, 2009

caramel corn

methinks i will make some tonight.

Monday, January 5, 2009

dinner club #1: success
dinner club #2: in the works. i'm thinkin' italian!

also, more marshmallows! jenny, should we start a marshmallow blog?