Category Archives: Food and Cooking

When Life Gives You Peaches

Tie on a bib. It’s been a great spring and summer so far, with lots of sunshine. Our peach tree is loving it, and rewarded us with a first taste of home-grown peaches. You can’t call it a crop – … Continue reading

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Hunger Gap Meal

The garden is full of promise in early spring … but it becomes hard to find the ingredients for a satisfying meal. The months of March through May were known as the hunger gap, back in the days when people … Continue reading

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Pizza, Baguette, and More

Today was another big bake day at our house. By now, we’re getting pretty comfortable with the mechanics of baking in a cob oven. We know about how much wood is needed to get it up to temperature; how to … Continue reading

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Zwieback

Zwieback (meaning “twice baked” in German) exists in one form or another in many countries. Here in the US it’s referred to as rusks. There are subtle differences of texture, sweetness, and ingredients – having been raised on Zwieback, that’s … Continue reading

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Seeded Rolls

These yeasted rolls are easy to make and look great with all the different seed toppings. They’re also convenient to have on hand in the freezer – just throw a couple in the microwave for a minute and they’re almost … Continue reading

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