Rosh Hashanah – Apple Honey Challah

We are fast approaching Rosh Hashanah – Jewish New year. So this week we set aside canning and talk BREAD! I have long since known a Jewish man, named Micheal. When I was but a teen he once told me…”Your never too poor to buy good Bread”. He would gift us with fresh bagels each…

Comfort food… Potato Bacon soup

Cold rainy days of fall means comfort food. Comfort food means many things to many people. For some, it’s ice cream sandwich, for others it’s a big plate of pasta. For me, it’s anything with potatoes. I could eat potatoes 100 different ways, and never tire of them. I blame my Irish roots for that….

Fool Proof Beginner’s Sour dough Bread

Sour dough bread, either you love it or hate it. I am in the love it camp. I love everything about it. Flavour, texture, the cute gas pocket holes. I even love the fact that it is thousands of years old. Sour dough and wild yeast breads date back to biblical times. There is something…

Sour Dough Starter

” Day 21 of covid isolation and I am here watching some guy talk about imaginary pet he had grown from flour” or how about this one “Who else is here because of covid?” I love scrolling through the Youtube comments Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together,…

Rustic Bread and Dust Bunnies

There comes a point in most people’s boredom when people start to create, deep clean or purge. During this lockdown, I have heard of people starting those unfinished projects. In fact our hardware store was one of the first to have line ups for entry – proving that old adage when people get bored they…

Flat bread~ by any other name

Unleavened bread, Matzo, Lavash, Tortilla, Roti, Chaipati, Kitcha, Bannock …. “Man cannot live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 I have one child who is testing Jesus’ theory on that. He has become somewhat of a bread expert. He knows what he likes and what…