Travelwise in Search of Konjac Fideos among Palms

Finally, last weekend, my dream came true and “going to work” meant strolling through gardens of bougainvillea-bestrewn gates, sitting by a pool at a Palm Springs resort, meeting with old friends and colleagues and inventing a new beverage I call the Mexican 75. I love academic conferences. I learned a lot at a leisurely pace. […]

Culinary Fight Club Redfish Showdown

I have the pleasure of introducing Colleen Simmons, the author of this fabulous guest post, mastermind of the forthcoming Midcity Porch Crawl Best Group Costume Contest winners-to-be, and fellow hostess and secretary of the Midcity Dinner Club. Thank you Colleen and Mike for being Bake This Day ambassadors to the local Culinary Fight Club last […]

Cilantro Pesto and Krakow Pajda

Pajda is what to ask for in Krakow. Pajda means “thick slice” – of country bread, upon which is smeared lard, garlic, onions, and spicy sausage. Pajda goes well with hunger. Krakow was easily my favorite city in Eastern Europe. Great energy to the place, the bombs of WWII missed it, and there happened to […]

Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Stew and Brno

Continuing with the Eastern European vacation recap, we go to Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. It has more of a college-town feel, more local folklore—I vaguely recall the legend of “the dragon” featured in the town’s inception story. I’m sure you will agree with both KP and myself that this dragon […]

Rosemary Flax Baguette and Prague

It goes without saying that I have gotten a little behind on my bread blog work—technical difficulties mostly having to do international travel to Eastern Europe, but also with nearly losing a cell phone, lacking appropriate device chargers, and lastly, Charter’s decrepit modem that quietly expired while we were out of town on the graduation […]

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Happiness is the company of old friends in new places—the birth of new traditions— eight pairs of high heels, flamingos and cupcake ATMs. Viva Las Vegas for a collective 30th birthday. Moments like these are perfect motivation for aging. To bright lights behind us and even brighter light ahead. Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Barbecue Sauce […]

Olive You Tartine Bread

Blustered, we were, on the trip to the SF Bay Area this weekend. That is the best way to describe the windy dolldrums of Pooh weather smattering the ships in the harbor and blowing pedestrians up and down the slick, steep sidewalks of downtown. Where better to shelter from the storm than in the welcoming […]