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A while back I posted on Instagram about how much I love Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce. Unfortunately no one else in my family likes eggplant, so I wanted to convert this recipe to something everyone would eat. In this case, tofu. Even my dog likes tofu actually – no issue with the hot pepper flakes either!

I also wanted to simplify the recipe as much as possible, to see if the sauce can be mixed together all at once and then dumped into the fry pan. It can!

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In faint gray letters, that says 49 beats per minute.

A fit person’s resting heart rate. Mine.

I didn’t always have that. In my late twenties and much of my thirties, I was in and out of the hospital with pneumonia and lung bleeds. I couldn’t get up a flight of stairs without being out of breath. I rationed my activity, wanting to do things like play in the snow with my kids, but having setbacks if I dared too much.

Nowadays, I can walk my dog, go to a dance class, edit all day, and then take a train into the city to meet a friend for a late dinner — and not have a lung infection flare up. Anyone who knows chronic illness understands that a single one of those activities might result in payback later, so to do all is akin to a miracle. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve been working on this recipe ever since I googled “lemon bars” a year ago! Believe me that no one in my house has suffered from this recipe “work.”

The original recipe I made, found here, yields a pretty bar that has too little lemon curd for the thick crust, and is not lemony enough.

Here’s my Best Lemon Bar recipe. It’s easy to make. There are few steps, ingredients that are in every pantry, a measurable amount of lemon juice (vs. the imprecise “juice of X lemons”) and most important, it has a good ratio of tart lemon to buttery crust. Read the rest of this entry »

fixingthefoodsystem

Last weekend, I spoke about my dad’s book, Fixing the Food System: Changing How We Produce and Consume Food.

I discussed what the book meant to my dad in the context of his career as a food policy journalist. My stepmom spoke about poverty, hunger and nutrition advocacy in the past; and a friend of my dad’s spoke about the path to solutions today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rye and wheat bread with molasses and various aromatic seeds, a @breadtopia recipe I didn't author. I tried making this bread back when I was a new baker -- see third photo for that loaf, it's pretty different 😉 Search on their blog "artisan rye bread" for the recipe if you want to try it. The dough is quite sticky, so this time I did the bench rest uncovered to dry out the top of the dough, which worked great! And if you saw my story, there was a lot of oven spring that I wasn't expecting. I didn't score a line down the middle of the "leaves" but ended up with an almost intentional seeming split down the middle of the bread. #breadexperiments #sourdough #lievitomadre #masamadre #surdeg #sauerteig #eksimaya #pastamadre #fermentoselvagem #levadurassalvajes #naturallyleavened #wildyeasts #slowfood #fermentedfoods #artisanbread #homebaker #ryebread #sproutedrye #breadtopia #molasses
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Coconut masala chai sourdough experiment. The spicy dough smelled so good, also while baking, the toasting coconut on the crust 🤤 This was my mystery ingredient in my story yesterday. I haven't tasted the bread yet, but the kids did, and early feedback requests more cinnamon and sweetness. Inspired by @fullproofbaking 's recent cardamom-chocolate swirl and @naturalmente.anna 's breads with tea and infusiones. Final photo shows contrasting crumb from the tea. #breadexperiments #sourdough #lievitomadre #masamadre #surdeg #sauerteig #eksimaya #pastamadre #fermentoselvagem #levadurassalvajes #naturallyleavened #wildyeasts #slowfood #fermentedfoods #artisanbread #homebaker #recipedevelopment #spicybread #chaibread
Beer and bread lab. Weissenböck yeast for the beer and Melissa's starter (taking name suggestions ;) for the bread and pasta #homebrewer #homebaker
My daughter and I went back to the climbing gym for some more problem solving. Well, she'd solved the problem a while ago, but I finally figured it out, too. Slowly and differently -- because that's one of the beautiful things about climbing...and baking. There's more than one way to achieve your goals, be it baking a good bread or completing a route. Start to finish, orange holds, two hands on the final piece showing control #climberswhobake #climbing #rockclimbing #womenwhoclimb #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #motherdaughterclimbing #womenofclimbing #escalando #gravityvault #gravityvaultchatham #GVChatham #thegravityvault #escalada #bouldering #escaladaenbloque #boulderingvideo
Flatbread experiment of 250g fresh milled millet and 300g sluggish starter, 100g water and 1/2 tsp salt #flatbread #millet #sourdough #starterdiscard #sourdoughdiscard #glutenchallenged

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breadguerilla

Man muss kein Mann sein, um gut in der Küche zu sein - aber man darf!

My Daily Sourdough Bread

"Instantly Experience the Power of real sourdough baking"

Wish to Dish

Celebrating food and all the joy that comes from creating and eating it.

The First Ten Words by Rich Larson

Because a guy has to keep his chops sharp

Agatha Chocolats

Mystery Author & Chocolate Enthusiast

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An 18 year old who is keen in creating new, exciting food

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baking and writing ~ a few of my favorite things

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