Bread of the Month: Popping many questions to ‘Petrie’

My friend Petrie and I get along pretty well, for the most part.

We have our moments of contention.At times, he seems to be sluggish and distantly separate when I have forgotten him for awhile…he likes to be stirred up, and only I can do that. He spat at me once, in one long, . . . → Read More: Bread of the Month: Popping many questions to ‘Petrie’

Bread of the Month: Crafting a snack cracker

I began taking comfort in crackers early. We always had a big box (or two) of saltines in the cupboard, the pale, salty little squares ever-constant companions to soups and chili. But I made them my own snack, more than anything. Sometimes plain, but often spread with butter and jam, I even turned them into . . . → Read More: Bread of the Month: Crafting a snack cracker

Bread of the Month: Babysitting a sourdough starter

Though I’m not a traditional mom, I’ve had a number of charges in my care. Critters of all manner, wild and tame; I’ve rehabilitated a bird or two, watched over baby chicks, kept an ailing rabbit warm in my armpit. I’ve looked out for things for other people — the beloved miniature dachshund of . . . → Read More: Bread of the Month: Babysitting a sourdough starter