The First Loaf of the Season: Rye

November 6, 2013 by -

My mother’s father, Howard Baugh, came from a family of long-Americanized Germans. It never occurred to me that not everyone’s family ate pickles in everything from potato and egg salad to lunchmeat. (Don’t get me started on pickle/pimento loaf!) Beer was the grown-ups’ adult beverage of choice–though I confess I never saw any of my …Read More


November 10, 2010 by - 3 Comments

I taught myself how to make bread years ago because I wanted to be able to do one thing well.  I started with books, as I do with most anything I want to learn to do. Julia Child’s The Way to Cook was my bible. She uses lots of photos and step-by-step instructions for every …Read More