prepare sourdough starter

A Dream and a Banneton Basket

A few nights ago, I woke up with a jolt in the middle of the night. A horrible thought shook me. I won’t be able to make my sourdough bread!

Okay, I know I’m obsessed with this. I’m in my third post on the subject. And it may not be the last.

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Sourdough starter

Effortless Sourdough Starter

How nice it is to stay in a rustic chalet for a few days. I’m surrounded by tall conifers. And my book Babette's Feast and I are sitting comfortably on the sofa.

Yesterday, the boys and I went sniffing the spring air after a morning's work at home.

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Sourdough Starter

Life-Saving Sourdough Starter (from Scratch!)

Making a sourdough starter.
I’ve never thought of such a concept. The idea has always intimidated me. In fact, the idea has always frightened me. It has in the same way that the coronavirus is terrorizing a good part of the population today.

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Cumin Guacamole

Lively Cumin Guacamole with Tomatillos

Like anything shady or that doesn't appeal to me at first, I was taken aback when I started to really love avocado.

No, no, I'm sorry, I'm fooling you, as I have been fooled myself, by the way.

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Spiced Chickpea Stew with Curry and Coconut

Spiced Chickpea Stew with Curry and Coconut

Some obsessions must be kept secret, while others must be called out: I’m a planning champion. Not the sort of planning which leads to the accomplishment of tasks and which makes me productive, no,

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Vegan Pancakes

Unforgettable Vegan Pancakes

January arrived like a big sack of potatoes falling heavily on my shoulders.

First, I didn’t help with my last not so very happy blog post. On Christmas Eve, on top of that. Very heavy.

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Ode to My Sister

It's all still fresh in my head.

For three months I have been suffering. I have been suffering a lot since the first 19 days of December. Heartbreaking memories come to mind here and there.

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Caribbean Rice and Beans

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — IV

After two good weeks of well-deserved rest, it's time to get down to business.

Gone are the days of being served in Costa Rican restaurants on the Caribbean coast. Gone are the days when I fell back into my cave in idleness. Yes, it's time to get busy in the kitchen.

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Caribbean Rice and Beans - Lidia's Place

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — III

It was a moment like no other.

For a whole morning, I’d been buzzing in Lidia Palmer's privileged kitchen and smelling the vapors of her star dishes. It took me cojones to do it and because of that, it takes a part 3 to tell you this story—this simply unique event.

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Costa Rica Trip - Puerto Viejo

On Costa Rica and Caribbean Rice and Beans — II

Sometimes, events occur synchronically.

You secretly anticipate that something special will come to fruition—the same way you wish to receive, on Christmas day, a gift that you’ve been eyeing forever—and then magic happens.

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