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Buguettes: the First Run…

So about a week ago, David mentioned that he was going to a food conference in Richmond and would I bake some bread for the event. Of course I would. He told me he’d like to have the bread for dipping in oil & vinegar, so we agreed that baguettes would be the best choice. […]

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Not-so-Sticky Buns for Obama, Yes!

What better way to celebrate a Sunday morning than lovely, sweet delicious ObamaBuns. Not too sticky, no! Chock full of almond paste with brown sugar and butter, oh yes!

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A Striking Revelation

During the last few days of the political landscape, I’ve noticed many things – some bad but mostly good. The first thing I noticed is the skewed perception of reality our “news” gives us. As most of you know I don’t watch much television. I don’t watch it because I enjoy it and if I […]

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Sweet Action!!

Last week I saw a recipe on theFreshLoaf that I really wanted to try called “Blueberry Cream Cheese Loaf” or something, and it was braided and beautiful so we bought some frozen blueberries (from Maine, even!) and decided to try it out tonight.

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Handmade Corn Tortillas & Black Bean Soup

Super Tasty! I had no idea corn tortillas were so easy to make. now, mine look a little funny because I hand-rolled them but one of my next purchases is going to be a tortilla press because this is stupid fast, cheap and easy. I can’t even justify the $2 for a bag of corn […]

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Mammy Goes to Washington

This is a great article about the race/gender split in voters. http://melissaharrislacewell.com/Blog/?p=30″ target=”_blank”

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What Happened to my Progressives?

With all this heating up of our political year, I ran across this GREAT picture of the early Clintons and it really got me thinking: What the hell happens to people as they get older? A LOT, obviously. Pictured here, the Clintons look like people I’d want to have a conversation with. Shit, they even […]

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Potatoes & Leeks for Obama!

In light of today’s primary and because we love potatoes and the satisfaction from a days’ good work, we chose to have Garlic & Leek Chowder in Sourdough bowls. Wow! Basic Recipe, Chowder: Yields 12cups Garlic to taste 1 hefty yellow onion 1 good sized leek 1 Italian green pepper (the long skinny kind) 6 […]

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A Strong Case for Moving to Minnesota

Al Franken for Senate! http://www.alfranken.com/

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Pan Boule sans Commercial Yeast

This is the sweetest action I’ve seen in a long time. After starting the starter and feeding it and coddling it all day, I thought I’d give it a whirl! Really see what it can do! So sort of half following the directions (only a stupid idea because now I don’t really know how I […]

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Top Secret Project: Exposed!

If you’re in Los Angeles over the next few weeks, be sure to stop in and see The Listening Array, a project by Megan and Murray McMillan and held at Whittier College. “The Listening Array” [at the] Greenleaf Gallery 13406 Philadelphia St Whittier, CA 90803 Exhibition runs February 28th – April 4th Opening: February 28th […]

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The Order is In!

Today was a fairly productive day. My friend Joanna came by and we got her newfangled pinhole machine to produce some images, which was nice. I had Justin dig out all my pinhole gizmos, so we’ll be producing some images fairly soon. My package from King Arthur came in and I unwrapped the most amazing […]

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Justin found this on the Web

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Not More Cowbell… More Bono!!

He was totally busted here – snooping around in the garbage, proven only by the red onion skin on his snout… “who me?” “I will gladly pay you tuesday for a slice of bread today!” Bono LOVES bread. We have to keep it all on top of the fridge or he’ll snag it when we’re […]

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Obama Loaf of Freedom

To celebrate my ‘coming in’ to political activity this week and choosing my hopeful, I am dedicating selected recipes and baking activities to the Obamas. Today I made the Obama Loaf of Freedom, for Obama Freedom Sandwiches to be made tomorrow (really, later today). I love me some Obama! I honestly made this loaf with […]