Gouda Friday Savory Pancakes

A delicious Good Friday morning. Squash blossoms yawning open with the sunrise. Hot coffee and fat buttermilk gouda pancakes with a side of crackling bacon. The nest thick three chickens deep; a solo clarinet issuing “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” from a radio hitched to the coop (I believe the ladies are urged along […]

Mocha Bundt Cake

Glorious Springtime Weekend. Planting seeds by day, House of Cards by night. There is a new chicken at the Hammer ranch, Juicy. She’s a beauty. And a new flower post fashioned from a PVC pipe, hole punched and spray-painted and stacked with petunias and other bloomers. Pretty sure this is un-waterable…. didn’t think about that […]

Semolina Tartine Bread and Sudden Spring

And of a sudden, Spring. We took to the streets, chickens too, eyes squinted to allow more space for smile. I went to procure the nearest ice cream cone with which to celebrate Melting Of All Kinds. We break bread and give thanks. Semolina Tartine Bread Adapted from the Tartine Bread book Sourdough          200 […]