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lemon pull-apart bread

Thursday, April 5, 2018

‘Rush hour, and the short order cook lobs breakfast sandwiches, silverfoil softballs, up and down the line. We stand until someone says, Yes? The next person behind breathes hungrily. The cashier’s hands never stop. He shouts: Where’s my double double? We help. We eliminate all verbs. The superfluous want, need, give they already know. Nothing’s left but stay or go, and a few things like bread. No one…

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pistachio chocolate twist

Thursday, December 15, 2016

‘The snow began here this morning and all day continued, its white rhetoric everywhere calling us back to why, how, whence such beauty and what the meaning; such an oracular fever! flowing past windows, an energy it seemed would never ebb, never settle less than lovely! and only now, deep into night, it has finally ended… and though the questions that have assailed us all day remain —…

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cardamom flatbread

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My husband lays next to me, whispering, ‘I’d give all we have to make sure we are always connected: you and I, and us and them.’ I find his hand in the dark and do not let it go. This earthly Victory | does not have wings: | she wears bread on her shoulders instead. | Courageously she soars, | setting the world free, | like a baker…

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blackberry and basil focaccia bread

Friday, May 18, 2012

One little basil leaf stared at me today, and it’s posture struck me as I snapped it’s picture. There it lay so small, so lonely, as if it were trying to curl itself up and sneak out; wishing for a gentle gust of wind to just take it to the right. I was instantly flooded with hundreds of similar stories of myself; there were all those awkward moments,…

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no knead bread

Friday, August 5, 2011

A few years ago I discovered no knead bread. It has, of course, been around for awhile, and there are now amazing amounts of variations on it. While I’ve tried out several different recipes, and they have all made good bread, I keep coming back to the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. What’s unique about this version is that the dough is mixed, allowed to…