Monthly Archives: October 2010

More bread

To continue from my Artisan Bread in Five post, here is more bread! Sun-dried tomato and parmesan: Focaccia with onion and rosemary: Vermont cheddar:

True Grit

I am incredibly excited for the new Coen brothers movie coming out this winter – True Grit. The book by Charles Portis is probably one of my favorites. The 1969 John Wayne movie is great. (As is its 1975 sequel based on the main character, Rooster Cogburn.) I’m a big fan of the Coen brothers […]


I put a fire pit in my yard this weekend. Why it never occurred to me before now, I have no idea. There was a ring of bricks in the ground out there before I moved in (3 years ago now, jeez) but it was way too close to the shed, and had a very […]

Artisan Bread in Five

I recently bought the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The premise is that you mix a big batch of dough and then store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you want a loaf of bread, all you do is pop a hunk out and bake it. Now the […]