Gardening With Purpose

It's time to start some seeds. We still don't have a great place to garden but it is improving each season.  Pesky critters were quite a problem last year so we are working to improve this as well as the poor clay soil at the new house. This plot might seem too ambitious but, if … Continue reading Gardening With Purpose

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Bread

A morning loaf I am very happy with returning to Dutch oven bread.  It's easy and fairly controllable to cook in and holds the moisture well.  The only down side is that, with it sealed, it is difficult to sneak a peek inside. This is inside a 12 inch Dutch oven.  I have no idea … Continue reading Bread

Bread – Some Thoughts from Cobbett

Every woman, high or low, ought to know how to make bread. If she do not, she is unworthy of trust and confidence; and, indeed, a mere burden upon the community.  -William Cobbett Today this should probably read "Every homemaker" instead of "Every woman" but, as Cobbett composed this treatise in 1821, he assumed that the … Continue reading Bread – Some Thoughts from Cobbett