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July 1, 2020
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

This lily (I think it is a lily) was blooming in my front garden recently. Right there next to the weeds. We like all the plants here, even the dandelions.
I carried my latest crochet project (that I have yet to share) around in this awesome tote I made using an embroidery design from Urban Threads and too many Sharpies.
I made fococcia bread for dinner one night using this recipe.
It came out great! We added it to the list of things to make when we host dinner and games with friends. 
I finished this fun pair of stripy ...

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June 27, 2020
Bad Bread Baker from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Wednesday morning I fed the sourdough starter, planning to make bread that afternoon. I never got around to it so Thursday morning I fed it again and still never got around to it. Yesterday morning, we were out of bread so I had to get it made. Usually, I feed the starter in the morning,...

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June 19, 2020
The Village Baker from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've had this copy of the The Village Baker by Joe Ortiz for years. It is now out of print and the prices reflect that scarcity. A friend of ours left bread on our porch last month and I pulled out this book to try to make some bread of my own. I'm no great cook. I don't like to cook. I do like to bake, though. Cookies and both quick breads and kneaded breads are my favorites. My all-time favorite baking book is the Fannie Farmer Baking Book, also no longer in print. 
The Village Baker ...

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May 18, 2020
Sourdough Breakfast Bread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m pretty enamored with the Sourdough by Foodbod site/recipes. Several times I’ve read over her Breakfast Mix Loaf. I’ve been wanting to try it but there have been too many other things to try. Yesterday I did it. . started the Breakfast Mix Loaf. I had to make...

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Sourdough Part 2 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Instead of posting a bunch of step by step photos, I’m going to link to the instructions on the Sourdough by Foodbod site. She says it all better than I could; I’m using her recipe. Sourdough by Foodbod’s instructions for sourdough. Because I think the time frame and figuring that all out is important and...

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May 17, 2020
Sourdough Part 1 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Through a two part blog post “series”, I will share how I make sourdough. Please read through it all and if you have questions, ask in comments and then I will respond in comments, as well as clarify the blog post. I have a tendency to know what I’m thinking (sometimes) but not write it...

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May 14, 2020
Binding and Baking from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Sweet Sixteen" is off the rails, binding has been applied and the hand finishing has begun. I'm quilting up a few table runners right now, one day has a way of sliding into the next. The quilts are piling up. Mr. Goodneedle asked me last evening who this quilt was for. I have no designation in mind, I just keep at it, one quilt after another; and sew it goes. One would think that these

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Binding and Baking from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Sweet Sixteen" is off the rails, binding has been applied and the hand finishing has begun. I'm quilting up a few table runners right now, one day has a way of sliding into the next. The quilts are piling up. Mr. Goodneedle asked me last evening who this quilt was for. I have no designation in mind, I just keep at it, one quilt after another; and sew it goes. One would think that these

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Sourdough Sandwich Bread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Vince had been wanting sandwich bread, made in a loaf pan, but he wanted it to be sourdough. Bread dough is really bread dough but I knew baking it without a lid wasn’t going to give s the crusty top that we love. With the normal sourdough, I keep the dough in the fridge, then...

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May 11, 2020
Loafing Around? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last week, moving forward with my bread-making pursuit. At this time I have two, different, sourdough starters going. These loaves are a result of the second starter, it's a recipe from my life thirty years ago;  originally, I received a cup of starter as a gift from a neighbor. At that time, with children at home, I made two to four loaves each and every

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Loafing Around? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last week, moving forward with my bread-making pursuit. At this time I have two, different, sourdough starters going. These loaves are a result of the second starter, it's a recipe from my life thirty years ago;  originally, I received a cup of starter as a gift from a neighbor. At that time, with children at home, I made two to four loaves each and every

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April 27, 2020
More Sourdough from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Any time I grind wheat, it’s impossible, for me at least, to get the exact amount of flour I need. Whatever is leftover, usually 10 – 20 grams, or even less, I dump into a zipper bag and save for a project that won’t matter if I mix it in. It could be hard red,...

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April 23, 2020
The Absent Minded Bread Baker from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The bread I started last night and finished today tastes great. The crumb wasn’t great. I love the big holes in sourdough bread but this loaf had few holes. I definitely know why and will try this combination of spelt and all purpose flour again. Vince loved it and asked that I make it again....

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April 22, 2020
How Many Ways Can I Screw Up? from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I decided to experiment with the sourdough and use part spelt and part all purpose flour. It was going to be an experiment but my brain just didn’t seem to be engaged. I ground the spelt, and ended up with 300 grams of spelt so I used 200 grams of all purpose flour. So...

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April 21, 2020
Sourdough from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This is going to be a long post. I may never stop typing. That’s how much I love good sourdough bread and how much I love making bread in general. I’ll try to keep it organized but . . well, you know how I am! Sourdough by Foodbod: Sunday evening, Vince had already gone to...

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April 20, 2020
The Steakhouse Bread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I spent most of Friday evening looking at bread recipes. Yep, things are hopping around here!

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April 13, 2020
The Black Bread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday morning I baked the Black Bread. This is the recipe I used but I did make a few changes. If you look at the recipe, you’ll see it has coffee grounds. Some parts of it were made Saturday and left out overnight. I kept thinking . . I do not like coffee so when...

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April 12, 2020
All Day Bread Making from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Friday night I kept trying to decide what bread to make next. Vince wanted rye but he wanted me to try a different recipe. I’m not sure if I love making bread or if making bread gives me the sense of accomplishment and maybe makes me feel like there’s at least one area of my...

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April 8, 2020
The Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I wasn’t sure how the cinnamon rolls would turn out but there’s such a difference in hard white and hard red wheat that I had a feeling they’d be good. I forgot to take a picture after everything came out of the oven but here it is almost ready to go into the oven. The...

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April 4, 2020
One Hour Focaccia Bread from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I was making chicken picatta, which is super fast to make. I had planned to make it Thursday evening but slept through the entire afternoon. I had told Vince we’d eat about 4 because we had a huge breakfast and I still wasn’t hungry. I was sitting knitting and Vince said “You know it’s...

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