Category Archives: Cooking

A collection of thoughts, recipes and experiences related to cooking.

First month of fermenting

Well, we’re now a little over a month into my Year of Fermenting and so far, it’s been going great. We’re starting to sample some of what we’ve made, we’re coming up with plenty of ideas to keep trying throughout … Continue reading

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Ferments of 2021

Fermentation list for 2021. What have I fermented so far? Continue reading

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Sourdough Starter Care

I was recently asked about how to care for a sourdough starter and thought I’d write down what I’ve learned over the years. The very short version is, “If it doesn’t look active, I should feed it.” The longer version … Continue reading

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Running through 2020

A little over four years ago, I started running every day. I had done that before but never with much success. This time things were different and I managed to run every day for a year. The following year, I … Continue reading

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Croissants

After going vegan, there are obvious things you miss like good cheese (they are getting better, but still have room to improve) and there are less obvious foods like croissants. Maybe it’s obvious to everyone else, but having never made … Continue reading

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Sourdough

I’ve been baking for a while and keeping my sourdough starter going for about two years. During the first 23.5 months, one person asked for some. Since beginning “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” aka COVID lockdown, four nine (as of April … Continue reading

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Making Vegan Challah (First Try)

I’ve been baking breads for several years now, but still remember the confusion of getting started. So many recipes said things like “Add water 1 TBSP at a time until reaching the right consistency” or “Let rise until the dough … Continue reading

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English Muffins (part 2)

The first batch of English Muffins were made with a batter that I poured into rings on the griddle. This worked ok but didn’t seem to give the right texture or consistency. I’ve tried a couple of other recipes since … Continue reading

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Breakfast "Snausage"

My friend Aimee sent me this recipe for vegan sausage. It took me too long to get around to making it, but we had people over for brunch this morning and I decided now was the time to try it … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Hearth Bread

After getting the French Country bread recipe working well, I wanted to try something new. Instead of increasing the non-white flours slowly, I just eliminated the white bread flour completely. The dough was wetter than other breads I’ve made recently, … Continue reading

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