“Every baker needs an all-purpose, go-to loaf in their repertoire. And if you’re new to sourdough, this is the perfect place to start. Simply make the dough, let it rise overnight, and bake in the morning. It requires very little effort with big reward. The crust is golden and crunchy, and the velvety crumb is perfect for sandwiches and toast.” These are the words from Emilie Raffa’s new book, Artisan Sourdough Made Simple, and I can tell you from my now very practiced experience that they are true….
If you’re the type of person who, despite knowing that bread pudding has croissants and eggs in it, thinks that it is not a breakfast food, then we are likely kindred spirits. But if you’re also a person who when you encounter a recipe as exquisite as this, you reconsider your most basic values, we are also kindred spirits. Balance, right?…
Anything quick, easy and make-a-head for the holidays is something I strive for over this time year. We never seem to have quite enough time. Theres always presents to buy, things to make or do and family stopping by. The last thing we need is to get stressed out by food when you want to spend quality time with family and friends enjoying the season. This make-a-head asparagus and goat cheese frittata is the perfect show stopping time saver.
For us this is the perfect Christmas day food when unwrapping presents seems to come first before anyone even thinks about something to eat. Its hearty and healthy (veggie packed) to satisfy you until the big holiday feast later in the day.
What’s better than gathering the troops, our most loved family and friends, at their brightest eyed and bushiest tailed to break bread over steaming hot coffee, luscious baked goods and savory brunch fare? Not a whole lot, especially around the holidays when everyone is maxed out on cheer and boozed up coffee… or maybe that’s just our family.
We have a pretty cut and dried schedule for Holiday celebrations; Christmas Eve at my Mom and Step-Dads, Christmas Day with my husband’s extended family, Boxing Day in Cornwall with my Dad and his extended family. Fitting in any “extras” is often tough, but we try to host brunch for some of our dearest friends as a way to celebrate another year passing, lately with some mega adult milestones (new babies, new homes, new partners or weddings) that warrant a formal table, linen napkins and maybe even a bottle of something bubbly and crisp….