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 Pizza dough after making, rising, baking. BTW: too tired to create and nurse a fire tonight-this pizza was baked in a regular electric oven. Totally delish. Thank you, regular electric oven.  I love to cook and bake with specific people in mind, with the intention to convey caring. Doing anything, on purpose, with loving intentions, is one of the secrets of happiness. I'm very happy today.
 Just emerged from the wood oven- no flame- just used residual heat from last nights dinner. There is also a chuck-roast still in there, blipping away.... No heat goes to waste.  This rainy morning was the perfect time to replenish some homemade dry mixes. Use the time you have to take care of yourselves and those that depend on you later- when tired, hungry and you all need nurturing in a hurry!

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July 7, 2009 • Comments (14)
Ode to a perfect homemade bagel.

Although a rose by any other name might still be a rose, a homemade bagel is an entity all its own. Truly different than the rope-like dough used in commercial bagel joints, these specimens which are driven completely by hand, have an ethereal yet chewy interior with an outer crispness that justifiably sings its own praises. It’s so interesting to me how I’m never “over it.” Never. Each time I see a gorgeous batch of bagels cooling on wire racks I’m lured by… continue reading
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