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A Visit to Bluebird Grain Farms: Let the Holiday Baking Begin!

November 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Bluebird Grain Farms produces the most beautiful and delicious  flours I have ever used.  So when we drove across the rainy autumn mountain pass a couple weeks ago to spend a few days in Winthrop and the Methow Valley, visiting the farm was a highlight for me. We followed a winding dirt road miles out [...]

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Tags: bread, food

Preserving Pumpkin (and 2 Recipes)

November 7th, 2012 · 17 Comments

It was time to take the pumpkin out of the pot and eat it. In the final analysis, that was what solved these big problems of life. You could think and think and get nowhere, but you still had to eat your pumpkin. That brought you down to earth. That gave you a reason for [...]

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Tags: bread, canning/preserving, garden, recipes

Super Quick Sandwich Bread For Busy Days

January 11th, 2010 · 15 Comments

On Sundays, Claire and I like to bake her favorite sandwich bread for the coming week’s school lunches.  It’s a sweet routine.  We mix up the dough right away in the morning.  During the first  two-hour rising, we all go to the neighborhood farmer’s market. (We’re fortunate to have a year-round market here in West [...]

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Homemade Pita: Cool Bread for Hot Days

July 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

One of the things I love most about baking bread is the warmth, both symbolic and actual, that it brings to the kitchen on a chilly autumn or winter day.  Fresh homemade bread is just as delicious with our summer pastas and garden salads as it is with our winter soups, but when the kitchen [...]

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MacBooks and Grain Mills: The Tangled Nest School of Reformed Techno-Luddites

June 25th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Confession:  I’m now writing my blog about simple, handmade, sustainable domestic arts from my brand new, super-shiny MacBook Pro, in all its MacBook Pro glory, including the celebrated “precision aluminum unibody enclosure.”  I labor under the fantasy that The Tangled Nest suddenly looks brighter and more beautiful to everyone, not just me.  I love this [...]

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Deep PB & J: Easy Homemade Peanut Butter

April 7th, 2009 · 14 Comments

One day early on this school year, Claire came home and said, “Mommy, you bake the bread for my sandwich, and we use our homemade jam.  We should mash up some peanuts with a rock or something instead of buying peanut butter, so the whole thing will be homemade!”  Well, that’s a girl after my [...]

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Tags: bread, peanut butter, recipes

The Best Sandwich Bread Recipe Ever (and a little baking story)

April 2nd, 2009 · 20 Comments

My biological clock started ticking in college.  I was, after all, of child-bearing age in body, if not in mind, and I’d always had maternal tendencies.  I didn’t want a child yet.  I just wanted to give birth.  Whenever this compulsion became overwhelming, I baked bread.  It was the perfect psychological antidote, providing my hormone-ridden [...]

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