Hello Dream Pie

Orange Dream Pie, photo by jennifer Crawford

It’s one month into 2021 and we’re doing okay, all things considered. It’s time we gave ourselves a pat on the back – we can do this. We’re almost at the end of January, Valentine’s Day chocolates are practically just around the corner. Until then we deserve a treat, and seeing as it is high citrus season – Meyer lemons are in store, plump Ruby grapefruits are bouncing down the aisles and Cuties are piled to the ceiling – let’s talk curd.

Specifically a Dream Pie made with orange curd. Continue »



Your New Normal

 

We’re stepping away from food talk today, just for a moment, to talk about change and growth. As the leaves turn and the weather chills, we look at settling in for the winter. Much has been said about the new normal, but the fact that we get to determine what our personal new normal is often gets overlooked. Continue »



A Cooking Class From Indigenous Mexico

 

Learn to cook the Mexican post-colonial dish, molletes guided by artist Beatriz Paz Jiménez. “If you are interested in Mesoamerican polyculture; Mexican Indigenous food ways; the links between ancestral foods, agriculture and self-definition; the effects of racism, colonialism and migration on homelands and much more, this is for you,” says curator Su-Ying Lee. Participants will receive a special ingredient for the cooking portion of the event that was sent by Beatriz from Mexico City. Continue »



Getting Philosophical About Sourdough

sourdough loaf by A Couple Cooks, find the tutorial below

 

In a recent article for Heated, Caroline Hatchett dives into the science of sourdough – the bacteria specifically, and busts open a few myths along the way. She starts off with the story of Sara May, a writer, whose sourdough starter turns black during a long move undertaken during lockdown from Philadelphia to Ithaca.

This is the entry point for those of us who name our starters like pets, who believe that feeding specific ingredients to starters will alter the flavour of the final bread we produce from them. Continue »



Sour Cream Coffee Cake

 

a classic coffee cake by Preppy Kitchen

 

Coffee cake is one of life’s little pleasures. Simple, humble, sweet but not overly cloying, it manages to be hearty and delicate at the same time. And it freezes beautifully – so you can have some on hand whenever the craving strikes. Continue »