food, recipes

Hot Cross Buns

So much tastier than store bought ones -- try it for yourself! There's still time to make something special for Good Friday and Easter. These pastries were easy to find when I lived near Chicago. In Appalachia, it's easier to make them myself. The link includes a recipe and a bit of cross-pastry history. :)… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns


Two ways with Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread is good for St. Patrick's day, to be sure. But, this bread is such a wonderful complement to soup (particularly vegetable, tomato or split pea) that it is a Saturday staple at our home all winter long. With dairy, or without, this version of Irish Soda Bread is the perfect complement to… Continue reading Two ways with Irish Soda Bread


Daily bread

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard, American cook There's something about really good bread that just makes it seem as if all is right in the world. That's reason enough to make some this weekend. See the tiny specks… Continue reading Daily bread


Pizza dough for 1 to 12

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” Julia Child, American chef I can't remember precisely why I started by making bread of all things, but I can certainly remember when. I was barely into my 20s and my newspaper asked me to write about food. (This was perhaps because… Continue reading Pizza dough for 1 to 12