Skillet Banana Bread, Cornbread Style

My husband and I have been home for a few days from our visit to Maui. It was a last-minute vacation that had us hopping on a plane just a few days after booking our tickets. The trip was Plan B to a grand winter getaway to some never-been exotic places that will have to […]

Savory Sourdough Waffles

Most bakers who maintain a sourdough starter have their go-to recipes for the discard–the leftover starter that gets tossed in the trash after a small amount has been set aside for future bakes. Crackers, pancakes, waffles and breadsticks are the most popular uses for what others say is “spent fuel” (the microorganisms have already consumed […]

Sourdough Bread, Ken Forkish Method

I know, I know. You probably don’t need another bread recipe. Not even one for sourdough. Not even if I tell you that this bread tastes better than my favorite artisan loaf from the market. And certainly you wouldn’t want it from someone who has not yet mastered the art of bread baking. We all […]

Sourdough Focaccia

Well, hello. It’s been a while. One year to be exact. I started out trying to explain my absence–a broken foot the day after my last post here, a succulent addiction that has taken me out of the kitchen and into the garden, a bit of traveling, a shortage of inspiration, too, if I may […]

Sourdough Spelt Sandwich Bread

  “That’s my jam!” You might know the expression if you’re of my generation.  I’d heard it mostly in 70s films, people referring to a tune they liked as being their “jam”.  Lately, I’ve seen it used with reference to food.  I was too young in the 70s to understand this expression. And these days I’m […]

Sweet Potato Scallion Biscuits

  Is there a better phrase to use that neither sounds as casual as “I quit my job” nor as momentous as “I retired” for when one has stopped working? These two options just don’t seem appropriate for me, though technically, they’re both correct.  What started out as a temporary stint at my husband’s company (as in […]

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

  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 […]