BLT Challenge Update

Photo by DonnaThe first real chill is here in Ohio, forecasting fall, the best time for cooking outside and curing and smoking meat.  And there's no better season for making bacon.I've received many BLT From Scratch entries and I'm returning from...

Chicago

Pocket cemera photos by Donna unless notedWith both kids overlapping at camp for one all-too-brief week, Donna and I took a quick trip to Chicago and were immediately rapt by its fantastic architecture, open vistas and clean river.  What a gorgeous, friendly...

Bread Baking Basics

Photo by Donna Have been on a sourdough binge since the purple cabbage post (waffles last Sunday, bread, pictured above, by dinnertime) and loving Carri’s ratio of 1 part starter : 1 part water : 2 parts flour with 1% salt by weight, though I back off by about...

Julie & Julia, Foodie & Cook

Julia Child is back in the news as Nora Ephron’s new movie Julie & Julia is spread over more column inches than any movie I can remember.  Hundreds of news stories and even coverage on Sunday’s NYTimes Op-Ed page.  Enough already!  Great movie,...