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Two years ago, I combined flour and water and waited. This was the initial act of faith that has spawned countless loaves of bread and an incredibly complex and varied relationship between a girl and her sourdough starter. A relationship that has survived summer heat and winter chill, stretches...

Of all the vegetables I grew in our garden over the past two years, garlic was probably my favorite. It was by no means the flashiest, nor was it the most interesting, but in many ways it turned out to be an extraordinarily good move on our part.

It was the easiest to plant and maintain....

Perhaps one of the trickier aspects of moving into a new kitchen is getting your bearings. Unless you're lucky enough to have your kitchen built to your specifications, there are probably a lot of "less than ideal" things you're going to have to learn to live with. So is life.

I generally...

 

Even if you haven't bought into the organic lifestyle wholesale (and there's much debate over how accurate/honest the organic label really is), you might be wondering if there's something to it. I mean, even if you're not paranoid about pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and the like,...

 

Okay, I'll be the first to admit it: my initial kumquat purchase was a total impulse buy. I thought they were quite possibly the cutest fruits I'd ever seen.

Being a child of the South means that I didn't grow up with a wide array of citrus fruits. In fact, I don't think I had...

If there's anything that pains me greatly in the kitchen, it's wasting food. Most tasks, including washing dishes (and we don't have a dishwasher), I perform without complaint. This may be because I've resigned myself to doing them or because I genuinely don't mind. However, cleaning out the...

 

Citrus season is an exciting time for those of us living in temperate zones. In fact, I know some who would argue that citrus is the only good thing about winter (I would retort that eggnog is another, but that's quite a different matter). In our house, it's a happy time of marmalade,...

After our Building A Better Pantry series on dairy products, I thought it fitting to expound upon the cheese plate. Even if you don't care to make cheese of your own, I'm sure most of you still enjoy eating it, and, let's face it, cheese made by passionate professionals is just hard to beat....

 

 

Included in the 1936 edition of the Joy of Cooking, and basically unaltered since, hamburgers are perhaps the easiest and most-loved grilling fare in America. With the rise of boutique burger chains from coast to coast, it seems like a good time to remember that the...

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