Caprese Salad with Cranberry Beans

I used to travel a lot to Munich on business. After the thrill of the first schweinhaxen wore off (a shank of pork baked to a crisp skin, served on a board with a knife stuck in it) I was soon searching for the kind of California-Mediterranean food that I love. Caprese salad was my savior: tomatoes, fresh […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Our film group meets once a month to talk about our chosen film. The host provides the entree and the rest of us bring contributions, agreed ahead of time. Maybe it is a gourmet food club with the excuse of film. We often wonder. This month our host was the regular provider of dessert. She would be distracted […]

Baking High Hydration Bread

I promised I would write about high hydration bread when I had the pix, so here we go.  If you want to skip all the description, the recipe is at the bottom of the post. Hydration refers to the amount of water in the bread as a ratio to the amount of flour, by weight. […]