Chicken Provencale Revisited

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I actually did it. I actually went back to the store, in -35C temperatures [-47C with windchill], bought another chicken, and tried yesterday’s chicken dish again. This time, the whole bird. Head, feet and all. The conclusion? It was not a one-off yesterday. I’m in love with this dish right now. The meat is succulent and chicken-tastic. I can’t believe … Read More

Another ‘buy-my-house’ Loaf

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My wife asked for bread as she has an odd craving for sandwiches. We happened to have some potential buyers seeing our place this evening [which has been happening once or twice a day lately]. So out comes the bread. Again. This place had better sell or we’re gonna put on some pounds from the carb-fest. As previously admitted, baking … Read More

Crème Brulée

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I can’t believe how beloved this dish seems to be to dinner guests around here, and how few actually make it. And by few, I believe zero would be fair. So either I’ve unintentionally deceived them into thinking it’s ridiculously difficult to make – or they’re lying to me about how much they really like it. I own the CIA’s … Read More

It is fall, therefore I am tired.

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Photo of the day: some lovely baking from Manuel Latrouwe in Calgary. Any place that makes a seriously good pain au chocolat is in my good books. I’m back, recuperating from my holiday, and getting pounded by a million and one demands at work. Fall always seems to be busy at work, with gardening harvest, and with hunting and game … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner 2007

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Thanksgiving in Canada is actually on Monday. But we’re celebrating it early, due to scheduling ‘issues’. This being our first year with our very own child at home, I’m eager to start our own family traditions. So we spent a leisurely fall day as a family, doing as little as possible. The simple 2 course menu for our thanksgiving dinner: … Read More

More Bread Oven Action

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I dug and washed a gazillion kilos of potatoes by myself this evening. The norland, yukon gold, and russian fingerling harvests are done. I’m hurting and tired. So today, I simply offer another cool bread oven to admire. The first was here. I have to admit it would be cooler if this was my buddy’s back yard or something, but … Read More

My Bread Gig

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These numbers are in my head: 400g bread flour280g warm water1 tsp yeast1 tsp table salt. Top left. Scaled the water, then add the yeast. Top center. Scaled the flour and measured salt into the same bowl. Top right. I’ve mixed it all up into a crude mess, and dump it onto my counter. I then clean the bowl with … Read More