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I was doing a little research on... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was doing a little research on fermentation (primarily of grains) and came across a really useful on-line booklet entitled, Fermented Cereals. A Global Perspective. Od ... Read on »
I was faced with a meal I hadn’t... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was faced with a meal I hadn’t planned for. I almost caved and just took the kids out to a restaurant, but we had just been out the previous day. I decided to go hom ... Read on »
I was informed the other day (no... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was informed the other day (not the first time either) that my bread is too sour. This even though a great deal of the sour is reduced by my judicious use of the acid ... Read on »
I was inspired to make these bis... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was inspired to make these biscuits by Buttermilk Biscuits with Goat Cheese and Chive from Simply Recipes. I didn’t have the ingredients on hand that the author did, ... Read on »
I’m not Catholic, Lutheran, Epis... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m not Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, or Orthodox. I have never observed Lent in my life and had to look it up to find out what it was. In my quest to understand tra ... Read on »
I’ve been meaning to post about ... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been meaning to post about life expectancy since a friend asked me about it recently. Now I don’t have to. Bryan has posted an excellent analysis of the situation. ... Read on »
I’ve been refining this bread re... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been refining this bread recipe. The beauty of this recipe is that it is so easy and doesn’t take much time. It seems to stay fresh longer than some of my previous ... Read on »
I’ve been trying to perfect a he... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been trying to perfect a healthy pizza for quite some time now. This is by no means perfect, but it is by far the best pizza I have ever made. I actually liked thi ... Read on »
If you don’t already have one of... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you don’t already have one of these, do yourself a favor and go get one. I got a relatively inexpensive one at Bed Bath and Beyond for $13. Wow does it ever make a d ... Read on »
If you want your kids to eat you... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you want your kids to eat your cooking, sometimes you have to make the food fun. For breakfast this morning we had fried leftover mashed potatoes, turkey bacon, scra ... Read on »
In a previous post I made it sou... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In a previous post I made it sound as though I am a proponent of the local food movement. In many ways I am, but I believe that it can be taken to an extreme. There are ... Read on »
In preparation for buying a new ... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In preparation for buying a new grain mill, I order a new book, Flour Power. As far as I can tell, this book has no competition. There are no other books out there c ... Read on »
In the past my wife has always c... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In the past my wife has always cooked the turkey. Usually we just buy a butterball or something that is self-basting and then cook it in a bag. This year we tried someth ... Read on »
It’s real close now. You can see... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s real close now. You can see the results of my windowpane test here. The main difference is that I extended the autolyse to 30 minutes. It was completely unintenti ... Read on »
I’m a red head so I get sun burn... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m a red head so I get sun burn really easily. While I may be genetically predisposed to burn easily, I’m not convinced I burn worse than I would have because there’s a ... Read on »
I’m currently trying out a progr... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m currently trying out a program called Gourmet. I’m a Linux user and this installed easily in Ubuntu. Apparently there is a version for Windows as well, but it doesn’ ... Read on »
I’m shopping for a new grain mil... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m shopping for a new grain mill. I discovered that there is a widening crack in my attachment for my Bosch Universal. The ebay ad said there was a crack, but I had ... Read on »
I’ve always been interested in h... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve always been interested in healthy eating. That’s probably due to my Seventh-day Adventist upbringing, which I left behind. While I gave up the teachings of the Seve ... Read on »
I’ve been hearing about The Omni... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been hearing about The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan for quite some time now, so I finally picked up a copy at the library. The basic premise is that Mic ... Read on »
I’ve been looking at the New Yor... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been looking at the New York Times’ recently published no-knead bread recipe that is sweeping the net. I was considering trying this with a Pyrex pan. It seems that ... Read on »