Sourdough Spelt English Muffins

Sourdough Spelt English Muffins

  Last year at around this time a family friend generously gifted to me a sourdough starter with a California Gold Rush pedigree.  He had maintained his starter for decades and, understanding what a treasure it was to have my own to take care of, I was thrilled by his gift.  Unfortunately, for a few […]

Spelt Dinner Rolls

Spelt Dinner Rolls

  You’ve heard this from me before (and from other bloggers, I’m sure):  one of the best parts of blogging is the friendships made with other food-minded people.  After four years of blogging, I now count as friends several lovely people I would never have met apart from starting L&A.  I’ve been a part of a few […]

Pumpkin Cheese Bread

Pumpkin Cheese Bread

  My town is a maze of jogging trails, linking each part of the neighborhood to the others.  It’s one of the things I love about living here; I’m only a short drive from San Francisco but here it feels like living in the country.  A fellow local might correct me by saying that the trails are actually […]

Kavring: Swedish Dark Rye Bread

Kavring- Swedish Dark Rye Bread

  One of the destinations on our recent Scandinavia/Russia trip last month was Sweden.  With stops in six countries over a two-week trip, Stockholm was our main focus for two days after disembarking our cruise ship that took us through the Baltic Sea.  This was the first European trip my husband and I have taken in […]

Benoîtons with Chocolate Chips

Benoitons with Chocolate Chips (French Rye Rolls)

  On the day of our departure from France my husband and I rose early.  Already on “home” mode, we packed the night before and, after a light breakfast, went about tidying up the apartment we rented during the last half of our vacation (more on this in an upcoming post).  It had been a […]