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olallieberry, olalaberry …delicious either way

olallieberry, olalaberry …delicious either way

Ahhh sweet, juicy olallieberries. Or is it olallaberries? I think it’s olallieberries, but I still pronounce it “olala.” It just feels more fun that way really! When I first saw these beauties, I thought they may be a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. They’re actually a cross between a loganberry and a young … Continue reading

now

“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom”. Anais Nin

I made pizza and it was amazing.

I made pizza and it was amazing.

So as usual, I got a wild hair up my butt and decided to make something from scratch for dinner. This time, the new jar of tomato sauce I’d been wanting to try, the fresh onion, basil and mushrooms from the farmers market, and my recent adventures in bread land all came together and made … Continue reading

Fat Girl in a Zaftig Girl’s Body

Because I am what the title of this post says I am, I simply cannot stay away from doing another poem in honor of my lunch, despite how much I’ve tried over the last few days to come up with a post with more substance. You may have noticed that my posts have been lacking … Continue reading

the sandwich rap

(this is written to┬áthe tune of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend“) Have you ever made a sandwich that you’d love to eat to not inahale it in the morning, was such a feat let me tell you a story of my situation a lunch I made to eat at my work station the way that … Continue reading

Honey…Wheat Bread. Or, Honey Wheat Bread.

After being (pretty much) successful at brioche bread, I decided I’d try my hand at wheat bread. But I like the honey wheat bread from the store. So then I decided to try making honey wheat bread. And awaaayyy I went : ) Let’s begin… Ingredients 1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

A Scrooge? No Sir, Not I.

A Scrooge? No Sir, Not I.

This year, instead of making the 10-hour drive to hubby’s parents’ house for the holidays, we’ve decided to stay in town and hibernate. Although, I really do love visiting them during this time of year. It resembles what I would imagine a Rockwellian holiday home to be – complete with the smell of fresh-baked goods … Continue reading

3 Months, In Paint

3 Months, In Paint

Okay so I up and quit my job in this horrible time. For my wah-wahs about it, click here. In a nutshell – Hubby’s business was finally doing well enough to give me the tiniest bit of breathing room. I had enough saved up to get me through a few months, plus I’d been wanting … Continue reading

upper crust brioche bread

I hand kneaded it, too! Ok we can’t get too excited. It’s resting overnight. Tomorrow, I’ll probably break it up into three small loaves. I didn’t take in between pictures, but I’ll make sure to take some when it’s baked tomorrow. I kneaded for over and hour while watching football with the hubs, with a … Continue reading