Herbed polenta pumpkin seed sourdough

Another take on the Basic Country Loaf from Tartine! Boy is this one tasty. My favorite part of making this dough is the smell – the corn oil and the rosemary is so fragrant. It smells amazing while you’re making the dough, baking the bread, and when it’s done. This is great with a ton… Continue reading Herbed polenta pumpkin seed sourdough

Hearty Italian sausage stew over creamy grits plus a vegetarian option

I found this recipe for a hearty Italian sausage stew served over creamy grits in a Mediterranean cook book I checked out from the library. I don’t remember which one, but it had a ton of great recipes. This one was by far my favorite. Since I no longer have the book, I made this… Continue reading Hearty Italian sausage stew over creamy grits plus a vegetarian option

Glazed roast beet and carrot bowl with sautéed kale and creamy grits

A few Christmases ago, my soon-to-be-future brother in law’s parents got me and Pat some fig balsamic vinegar from Low Country Olive Oil. Low Country Olive Oil is a company in Charleston, SC that makes delicious flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Their fig balsamic vinegar is amazing. It’s almost like a sweet fig balsamic… Continue reading Glazed roast beet and carrot bowl with sautéed kale and creamy grits

Sweet potato margherita sourdough pizza – Adventures in Sourdough Bread

Easter weekend this year marked my one year anniversary of caring for my sourdough starter. It’s been a journey, but I finally feel like I know what I’m doing. After making just the Basic Country Loaf from Tartine for months trying to master it, I finally ventured out into variations on the basic loaf. My… Continue reading Sweet potato margherita sourdough pizza – Adventures in Sourdough Bread

Butternut squash and pomegranate salad with toasted almonds and shallot vinaigrette

Winter may be coming to a close, but here is a winter salad you can make while it’s still winter. I made this salad for my Mom, who doesn’t like raw onions, and she loved it! She said it was the best salad she’s ever had and even liked the shallot dressing. It’s because the… Continue reading Butternut squash and pomegranate salad with toasted almonds and shallot vinaigrette

Adventures in sourdough bread, Making, Shaping and Baking Loaves – part 2

Time for Part 2 of adventures in sourdough bread! Part 1 is all about sourdough maintenance.  Did that picture get you excited to make bread??? Read on! Once you have a handle on your starter and it is consistently bubbly after feedings, you’re ready to try making some bread. I have made a lot of… Continue reading Adventures in sourdough bread, Making, Shaping and Baking Loaves – part 2