Renee Pottle





5/9/2016
Have you ever made a truly superb batch of jam – and then forgotten which recipe you used? Just like a personal journal can help you keep track of your life events, a canning journal is a valuable resource for those of us who can and preserve fresh food.
4/14/2016
Stromboli, like its cousin the calzone, is a flexible way to combine favorite toppings and bread. Leaving out the meat and adding veggies makes this Stromboli lunchbox-friendly.
3/2/2016
Gingerbread isn’t just for dessert. It’s also a great way to start off the day – after all, molasses is full of healthy iron, calcium, and B vitamins – and makes a filling after-school snack.
2/1/2016
Dark winter days seem to call out for bread, and while straight dough breads are lovely, nothing can compare to a tangy sourdough loaf.
11/13/2015
Homemade cranberry-orange relish adds a bright, tart flavor to the Thanksgiving table.
10/7/2015
Pumpkin bread doesn’t have to be sweet. Here moist pumpkin and chopped pecans combine to make a satisfying and unusual yeast bread.
9/30/2015
But it doesn’t have the cloying sweetness of sugar-added syrups, plus the pears give the syrup an earthy flavor base. Combine autumn’s apples and pears to make a versatile natural sweetener, with no sugar added. Find out what apple-pear syrup tastes like, where to find it and how to make your own at home.
9/14/2015
Last year my zucchini patch threatened to take over the neighborhood. I made lots of bread, but concentrated on using zucchini in non-traditional yeast breads. Turn too much zucchini plus tangy citrus into a delectable quick bread.
8/24/2015
Pickling Brussels sprouts is an easy, cost-effective canning project. If you like pickled asparagus or pickled green beans, you’re sure to love pickled Brussels sprouts.
8/11/2015
Making fermented fruit vinegars at home is a simple, fun, and delicious project.
7/22/2015
Combine your favorite summer berries to make this sweet-tart long-cooking jam.
6/18/2015
Make your 4th-of-July cook-out extra special with this spicy, sweet relish.
6/16/2015
It may be too hot to bake, but it’s not too hot to enjoy sourdough bread. The answer – grilled sourdough flatbread.
5/21/2015
Pretzel rolls, or buns, are the cool kids of the bread world right now.
4/29/2015
Stormy spring days mean it’s time for a new loaf of homemade sourdough bread.
4/20/2015
Explore creative ways to save the harvest with these favorite canning books.
3/25/2015
Babka is traditionally made in Poland, Russia and other Eastern European countries. Apparently babka is a popular Christian Easter bread, but is also made in the Jewish tradition.
3/16/2015
Despite our best efforts, sometimes flour plus water plus yeast doesn’t equal a tantalizing loaf of bread, but is just a large lump of dough. Here's how to fix it.
2/25/2015
New England’s favorite homemade biscuit recipe is made even better with whole-grain Khorasan.
2/6/2015
Don't throw away that extra sourdough starter. Turn it into delicious muffins, crackers, pancakes and more.
1/19/2015
Spiced-apple rings add the perfect touch to a winter-friendly comfort food dinner.
11/14/2014
Make your Thanksgiving stuffing extra special this year with these recipes for homemade stuffing bread.
11/12/2014
What can you do with mounds of green tomatoes? Turn them into the best enchilada sauce you'll ever have.
10/9/2014
Update your favorite cinnamon rolls with warm spices, dark rum, and autumn’s favorite harvest—apples.
9/15/2014
When life gives you zucchini overload, turn it into this moist and savory Zucchini Olive Yeast Bread.
8/22/2014
Fruit butters are easy to make, in fact – they are almost foolproof. They allow for a little more creativity than many soft spread recipes and are perfect for using up odds and ends of fresh fruit.
8/2/2014
Coffee cake seems to be the forgotten step-child of breakfast breads. Although once very popular coffee cake has been eclipsed over the year by the proliferation of bagels, large, gooey muffins, and egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches.
7/9/2014
Tasty whole-grain crackers — simple to make, quick to disappear.
6/24/2014
The fresh berry season is so fleeting, that it almost calls out for preserving, especially in the form of jam.
6/6/2014
Pickled vegetables are a great way to jazz up your meals, especially in the late winter, early spring time when the grocery store vegetables are looking a little worse for the wear.
5/21/2014
Sourdough bread doesn’t just come in large loaves and rounds. Sourdough also works up wonderfully into buns, rolls, grissini and my personal favorite, mini-baguettes.
5/1/2014
Zaatar bread is a soft, Arabic-style bread topped with olive oil and the tangy spice mixture called zaatar.
4/7/2014
Hot-cross buns, full of warm spices and sweet fruit, are a tasty springtime treat.
3/14/2014
Sourdough biscuits is one of those perfect recipes that uses up plenty of ripe starter, but doesn’t take all day to rise.
2/12/2014
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. Luckily they are simple to make yourself.
2/3/2014
This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by dinnertime if you start right now! The unexpected flavor comes from good quality honey olive oil and barley flour.
1/17/2014
When it's cold and windy nothing says comfort like a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. And when that loaf is filled with heart-healthy, omega-3 rich seeds, it's even better.
1/3/2014
Make a miniature sourdough bread for dinner tonight, and freeze the rest for a busy day.
12/20/2013
Potica is a light and delicate Slovakian holiday bread stuffed with a brown sugar and nut filling. This recipe makes two loaves, one to eat now and one to save for Christmas morning brunch.
12/5/2013
Are there any bread bakers on your holiday list? Now you know what to to give them. Delight them with these helpful gifts.
1/1/0001
This soft, tangy sourdough oatmeal bread may just be the best you’ve ever tasted.




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