I am very fond of rye bread. Both light rye, as you get in delis in NY and in French boulangeries, and also the darker Eastern European style of rye bread, deep in flavour with malt and caraway.
I discovered a rather excellent bakery in Westfield at Stratford, Karaway. They produce breads from Russia [… More …]
It is always nice to asked to join in, and I was rather pleased to be invited to join in a competition to pair Chablis with a take away meal. Chablis is a lovely easy tempered wine, so I expected it to be easy to find something interesting and tasty to match it.
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Do you remember I started making white bread? that my husband approved of, and would actually eat in preference to the thick sliced white bread he used to insist I bought?
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We got to chatting about store cupboards on Twitter today, that’s me, Wendy, Linda, Helen and Jules, as Jules had blogged a suggested store cupboard essential list.
I thought what would my own staples be?
And actually, what do I have in my dry goods cupboards? Time for an inventory.
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I am in love.
With a bun. Not any old bun mind you, a very French bun. A Gibassier.
The Gibassier is an enriched brioche type bun, scented with orange [… More …]
It is the end of home grown summer fruit now… so sad, but it has lasted longer than usual this year with the mild autumn weather we have been having. And among the last to leave the supermarkets were the blackberries.
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