Simple Artisan Herb Bread

Simple Artisan Herb Bread

Two days into recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, and I’m already antsy! The doctors orders say; do not engage in activity that will increase pain and swelling; keep operative site elevated, whenever possible, BUT weight-bearing activity as tolerated is permissible for short spurts. Hmmm, sounds like the new bread making method I’ve been playing with might be just what the … Read More

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

What a fun adventure it is to make pita bread!  One never tires of watching them magicly balloon in the oven.  This foolproof recipe produces a perfect pita everytime!  They are fresher and tastier than the store bought variety which are often baked pocket-less. Pita Bread was on the menu for a couples cooking class I taught last weekend which really just turned into a pita making party.  I served … Read More

Fresh and Simple Arugula Pizza

Arugula Pizza

The time has come. Whatever is ready in the garden is what we have for dinner!  An assortment of dark leafy greens, purple greens and lime green-greens are beginning to stand tall among the carrots, potatoes and beets. Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich … Read More

Every Day Whole Wheat Bread

Every Day Whole Wheat Bread

My dorm room in college was a studio apartment.  It wasn’t long before I was putting that little oven in my teeny kitchen to use and luscious aromas of bread baking wafted through the halls of that old apartment building. I got bit by the bread baking bug! In my naivety, I first tackled bagels, challah, and crusty french breads. Fast forward to marriage and … Read More