Cookie of the Month: Milling around California history

Our lack of rain this winter had me nervous and twitchy. I wanted to inspire more precipitation and thought I might get some sort of magic from visiting a place where water was not only flowing, but a source of power and purpose.

Iturned to the Bale Grist Mill Historic Park just beyond . . . → Read More: Cookie of the Month: Milling around California history

Bread of the Month: Waffling on a breakfast treat

I only learned this past year that my birthday falls on a national holiday. National Waffle Day!! On Aug. 24, 1869, the first waffle iron was patented in the United States.

I celebrated the auspicious occasion with waffles — made by someone else. It was, after all, my birthday…shouldn’t I be served? At the . . . → Read More: Bread of the Month: Waffling on a breakfast treat

Bread of the Month: Singing of soda bread

Every year on March 17, many Americans channel their inner Irish…wait, I’m not even going to dignify it with that kind of phrasing. A number of Americans use St. Patrick’s Day, like many other holidays, as an excuse to overindulge. They drink – a lot. And it’s ridiculous because the celebration of Irish culture is . . . → Read More: Bread of the Month: Singing of soda bread