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 […]

Sourdough Coffee Cake

  “It shouldn’t be so hard,” he said.  “My aunts never had any problems with theirs.” My husband was referring to my four (or was it five?) previous failed attempts at establishing a sourdough starter.  As a child, he had observed the female members of his family effortlessly maintain their sourdough starters, even taking a jar on camping […]

Homemade Sourdough Bread: An Ongoing Project

  Last year, as part of the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog contest, I tackled one of my kitchen fears:  Bread making.  For one who considers herself reasonably capable in the kitchen, I had a big fear of yeast and kneading bread dough.  It took a challenge to encourage me to go one-on-one with a sourdough […]