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Wood Fired Baking Retreat in France

In early September I was lucky enough to visit Pat Hains from Pilgrims au Pain in St. Cirq Lapopie, southwest France. I had the most wonderful time! Southwest France reminded me of some areas of California where I grew up, only it was more quaint, with beautiful old stone buildings, churches and quaint villages.  The […]

Grain to Bread Workshop in Seattle – 2

I attended the Grain to Bread Workshop at the Seattle Culinary Academy in Seattle on June 1st and 2nd 2018. It was a wonderful experience. Mockmill and the Seattle Culinary Academy sponsored the event with Guy Frenkel, Andrew Ross and Will Grant giving demonstrations. Paul Lebeau instructed us on grain milling using the famous Mockmill grain mill. Katherine Weaver Kehrli, dean […]

Launch of New Course – Decorative Bread Scoring Techniques!

Happy Easter/Passover Everyone! Today we are launching a new online course by Anna Gabur called “Decorative Bread Scoring Techniques.” Anna teaches an unusual method she devised for scoring beautiful lacy designs on bread. I’ve never seen such an ingenious method for doing something so intricate on a bread crust. When you are finished with the […]

March Birthday Fun! Discounts, Contests, Giveaways!

Hello everyone! Every March I do some fun promos for my birthday week. This year I am turning 59! It’s been eight years now since I escaped abuse. With your support and help my two youngest and I were able to get into a decent home over a year ago. Living at home with me […]

Protecting Gluten in a Weak Dough

Autolyse, it’s what everyone does. However, were you aware that doing an autolyse when you are dealing with a weak dough can be detrimental? During autolyse the enzymes, especially the protease enzyme “eats” gluten. The purpose of that is to help make the dough more extensible (stretchy) so that it has a nicer open crumb […]

Interested in a Bread Baking Retreat/Vacation in France?

Now for some great news! I was approached by a lovely sourdough baker who has a wonderful place in France. She does baking workshop retreats. They last one week and look amazing. The groups must be small because the accommodations are limited, so groups of maybe 6-8 people per week. The retreat not only has […]

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter With Me Event

Hello everyone! Today I started the “Make Your Own Sourdough Starter With Me” Event. The videos will be on Youtube but I will also post them here on the site for the members. That way they will be easy to find and follow. If you missed the first video that’s okay, all videos are available […]

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