The Laird got me 24 roses for our 23rd anniversary. He’s the romantical one. We went out for dinner at Prive (with an accent, because every marketing director wants one to misspell the name of his restaurant). We had a Mushroom Avignon (whatever that is) as an appetizer. It was excellent, although the sauce didContinue reading “And One to Grow On”
Boule After the semi-failed poolish attempt, I decided to follow the recipe (well, mostly). Since one of Brian’s commenters (Joseph) typed it up, here it is: INGREDIENTS POOLISH150g or roughly 1 cup of flour150g or roughly 2/3cup of water (room temp)1 small pinch yeast Let the poolish ripen on the counter 4-24 hours, preferably atContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXX”
I have a very simple question: I plug in the coffee maker and instead of turning on, a light flashes. What does that mean? Apparently, not even the Internet knows. I didn’t buy it through Amazon, but this is the machine. I’m not quite ready to blame the seller, Fischer Furniture, but the time isContinue reading “BCM8450UC Travails”
Poolish Poolish is a pre-bread mixture of flour, water, sugar, and yeast that one allows to grow a bit (e.g. overnight) before making bread. I’d never heard of it until I saw it on a YouTube video. Rather than attempting a new recipe, I thought I’d give it a try with my known-to-work bread recipe.Continue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXIX”
We visited my sister (and family). The “why” will get another post, but I wanted to share another view that I do not have next to the office window post. The view from her dock: That’s only half the panorama. This is the view I grew up with. I miss the lake. This was takenContinue reading “A Dock with a View”
Catching up on many missed posting days… I went back to Denver for work (way back during the last week of June). It was a very productive trip – and I got to eat much good food. Not quite what I see sitting at my desk (there is more sky since I’m sitting), but thisContinue reading “Denver Visit”
German Chocolate Cake The Laird wanted German Chocolate Cake for his birthday. Who am I to say “no”? For my first cake here, it turned out OK. I can has no toothpickz, so I guessed. I was a bit off. Another 5 minutes in the oven would probably have been perfect. It was just aContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – From Scratch XXVIII”
Bread I think I’ve gotten bread down. The recipe (basically half of the recipe from Brown-Eyed Baker): 1 1/2 tsp yeast1/4 cup water1 Tbl sugar1 Tbl butter, room temp1 tsp salt3 – 3 1/2 cups flour2/3 cup + 3 Tbl water Combine the first four ingredients in the mixing bowl. Let sit for a fewContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVII”
I have a new goal: Eat at every eatery in Rapid City. That would be impossible in Denver, but I think it might be doable, here. This first post is backfill. Perkins There is a Perkins a few blocks from our house, so we have brunch there, occasionally. It’s just dandy – like every otherContinue reading “Every Eatery”
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