How to Fry an Egg

Heather says: Today we’re covering fried eggs -as new projects to procrastinate develop- I’ll also address: scrambled eggs, omelets, frittatas, quiche, and my as yet unnamed hybrid of the three techniques that feeds my family on a busy evening when I have no interest in effort.     So what is a fried egg? Well … Read more

Summer Squash and Zucchini, Grilled

Heather says: I love zucchini.  It’s one of those plants I don’t have to grow to reap the benefits.  As the season turns toward summer local gardeners may have more than they know what to do with.  In fact August 8th is “Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night.”  Friends and neighbors, I am here … Read more

Bread Making Tutorial: Basic White Bread

girlHeather says:

At long last, the first in the series of simple bread tutorials. We are beginning with a plain white bread recipe. This version is extremely simple. It is free of most allergens (wheat being the obvious exception) so it is useful for those avoiding eggs and dairy. Nutritionally, well, let’s just say that you won’t be making great strides over store-bought, but at least there is no high fructose corn syrup. Warm up the oven, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started.

simple basic white bread

Simple White Bread


2 cups warm water ~110°F
1 1/2 TBSP Active Dry Yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil + extra for bread pan & bowl (vegetable or olive
6 cups bread flour (may be slightly less in dry climates)

Directions after the jump.

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