Sourdough Collection: San Francisco White, Russian Rye and Egyptian Kamut

“Affluence separates people. Poverty knits ’em together. You got some sugar and I don’t; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I’ll give you some of mine.” Ray Charles It is surprisingly easy to create new life. Place a few tablespoons of  flour in a mason jar. Stir  warm […]

From the Memory of the Communal Ovens: Chestnut (Puree) Sourdough Loaf

“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.” Kazuo Ishiguro Making deliciously moist, soft loaves, which are multi-purpose breads with long shelf-life is a thankful activity, as one can bake bread enough for a week as they […]

Foraging, On a New Level…In the Kitchen Cupboard: Yesterday’s Loaf, Today’s Bread

Foraging is the oldest method of human food gathering. It simply means collecting naturally growing leaves, flowers, berries, nuts, mushrooms and roots. The beneficial qualities  of collecting and eating wild food are countless. Foraged food is healthy, ecological, tastes fantastic, and is a joy to collect! When something is in its natural environment – without […]

Sourdough versus…Is There a Real Rival?

A true, hearty sourdough loaf is distinctively different from what is sold as bread in the 21. century supermarkets. Probably there is not even a competition, as two that can not be compared, can not compete…The difference lies in the three main, very opposite characteristics or sourdough versus factory-produced sandwich bread: moist texture against soft […]

The Benefits of An Old-Fashioned, Simple Life: In Love with Harvest, Wheat and Bread

 “After a full belly all is poetry.”  Frank McCourt    There are not too many people who appreciate the simple things in life. As the world becomes more complicated and advanced, people struggle through days rather than live through with happiness, interest and love. The advantages to the new technological world are clear, but it […]

Mixed Method Baguette

“All sorrows are less with bread.”  Miguel de Cervantes Life is a combination of magic and bread. Franz Kafka, the famous writer said: “So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all the questions for the time being.” Therefore, baking bread has to carry the qualities of a life-solving activity. It […]

Still baking with my Mother-In-Law: Traditional, old-fashioned Starter Potato Bread

“She went down to the threshing floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law told her.” Ruth 3:6, Bible But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and […]

Red Onion Sourdough

It is usually overlooked in preference for the larger, more flavoursome white  variety but red onion could help prevent heart disease, researchers  claim. Researchers have discovered that it helps remove bad cholesterol from the body, which can cause  heart attacks and strokes.   Recipe: Mix 100 g mature starter thoroughly with 50 g water and 50 g flour […]