Dark Molasses-Oatmeal Bread

This yummy loaf is a little darker than regular oatmeal bread, due to the molasses, which also gives it some sweetness. Once again, I’m using home ground hard red wheat flour, which gives an indescribable flavor. No flour mill? No problem, just substitute regular whole wheat flour and all purpose white, respectively. The blend of whole wheat and white flour makes a lighter loaf than if made from 100% whole wheat.

A Cool-Sipping Summer Honey Cocktail

This cocktail makes use of honey simple syrup, and simple to make it is. It’s just a 50/50 concentration of honey and water, simmered together. (Regular simple syrup is just water and white sugar, same ratio. Try it for sweetening ice tea.) The recipe calls for Ungava gin, and if you can’t find it, use any high quality gin that’s readily available, although Ungava would be preferred for its unique flavor.

Buckwheat Corn Muffins with Blueberries

Milling your own flour is a delicious way to add nutrition and flavor to your recipes. Want maximum taste? Mill your own buckwheat for these Blueberry Corn Muffins.

Pan Lebkuchen Recipe

Let’s go to Germany for great lebkuchen (aka, gingerbread)! Aside from great beer and sausages, you will find that this is one of the country's ancient but addicting Christmas treats.

Shortbread Hearts with Cranberries

If you love shortbread — and a lot of people do — this is the cookie to make. The colorful cranberries make them really pop at Christmas time. This delightful recipe comes from "Christmas Cookies: Dozens of Yuletide Treats for the Whole Family" by Monika Römer.

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Naughty Garlic Bread Recipes

The beauty of this soup is it makes use of what ever vegetables you have on hand, is completely vegetarian (unless you want to add chicken or beef), and cooks up pretty quickly. This is a crowd-sized recipe, and I have already cut the recipe in half for you. If you’re feeding two armies, by all means double it.

Healthy Chocolate Silk Pie with Gluten Free Macadamia Crust

This is a chocolate pie unlike any others I have made. It starts with a crumb crust consisting of granola and macadamia nuts ground together, and bound with melted butter, like an extravagant graham cracker crust, only better. The filling consists of silken or extra soft tofu with over half a pound of chocolate.

Cooking with a Big Green Egg

It could well be that you have never heard of the Big Green Egg, a lot of folks haven’t, so this is where this blog comes in. Big Green Eggs originated in Japan, a number of centuries ago, and at that time they were called Kamado cookers. Learn how to cook with a Big Green Egg for the ultimate outdoor cooking experience.

Institutional Food

Hospitals traditionally are famous for their terrible food. A recent experience shows it has not changed much.

Commercial Tortillas

What do you have when chemicals and preservatives are added to a simple tortilla?

Artificial Sweeteners

What is the true nature of artificial sweeteners? Are they safe? Read on and find out the latest on these questionable products.

Movie Review: The Seeds of Time

Modern, industrial agriculture as we know it today is running out of time, and it's much later than we think.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

This is the best comfort food recipe: sour cream coffee cake. Enjoy it with a great cup of tea or coffee.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

After trying this super simple recipe, you'll never open a can of Campbell's again.

Jan Hagel Cookies Recipe

These are buttery, not too sweet Dutch cookies with a yummy cinnamon sugar and walnut topping.

Time for Apple Strudel

Sue Van Slooten shares her easy recipe for apple strudel— a delicious pastry of phyllo dough, apples, spices, and of course, butter.

Empty Nest Day

A basic, but oh so good, soup recipe that anyone can make.

Doughnuts, Part 2

If you want a superior doughnut (or any product), start with the best.

Better Living Through Chemistry?

Have you ever wondered why our food has become so industrialized? Where some of those chemicals that are in almost everything, came from?

Butternut Bisque Soup

Here's a hearty, creamy soup perfect in the winter. It's a delicious way to use any squash or pumpkin you may have frozen or put up in the fall.

Holiday Fudge

Christmas is just about upon us, and here's a very easy, quick and simple fudge recipe. You can embellish it any way you want with several options for fruits, nuts, and liqueurs. Your taste buds will thank you (not to mention friends and family).

Dinner Rolls for a Crowd

If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.

Adventures at King Arthur Flour

This is part 1 of my adventures in KAF Land, or King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vt. If you want to go to baker heaven, this is the place to be. They have everything once could imagine for baking, and then some.

Panzanella

Have you ever had leftover bread, but you don't want to throw it away or give it to the birds? Here's what you do: Panzanella. This Italian salad will throw your taste buds for a loop, and it all starts with leftover, stale bread.

September Ahoy!

Looking ahead to September, it gives us all an opportunity to expand our horizons with furthering our knowledge and skill sets, baking and otherwise.

Food in the New Climate

In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.

An Adventure With French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup au Gratin is a delicious, elegant soup, hearty enough for a meal in itself. Using your own homemade beef broth, you can create this soup for your family to enjoy at home.

Gardening for Climate Change

Climate change is here to stay, with violent and unpredictable weather. This presents challenges to home gardeners, so is there a way to storm proof our gardens?

Gardening and Food

Part of gardening is knowing what to do with your veggies after you've grown them. Here, we will examine what to do with those pie pumpkins this upcoming Fall.

Toward the Future

Where are we headed, vis a vis our food systems? Can we as individuals make a difference in our food? Yes!

Bagels

Quick! Boil some water! We need bagels, and we need them now. In this post, we are going to make bagels, perhaps one of the weirder breads you can make. It's not hard, it's fun even, but different.

Breadcrumbs

This blog is called Breadcrumbs, because it brings together a diverse set of topics, including the patron saint of bread, sourdough, starters, yeasts, and a recipe for corn pancakes.

Christmas Panettone

You don't have to go to Italy to turn out an authentic Italian Panettone for Christmas. Here's how, so now you don't have to go to a bakery or supermarket to get one.

We Have a Winner!

Our winner of the KAF dough whisk is Dea Keen, and here is her pizza dough recipe.

Dough Whisk Giveaway

Here's your opportunity to win a dough whisk from King Arthur Flour. This odd-looking contraption does a fantastic job of mixing together all kinds of dough.

Tomato Jam

Try something really unusual on your toast or English muffin: Tomato jam. And it tastes really, really good!

Things to Go With Your Bread

Want to add some flavour to your breads? Here's two suggestions, one sweet and one savoury. Enjoy!

Sourdough Go-Withs and Irish Pancakes

This is amazing! Pairing sourdough with beer and wine, 10-ince pancakes, what next? We're taking sourdough to the next level for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sourdough Biscuits

This is a simple beginning recipe to use your sourdough starter to make biscuits. These biscuits will definitely have the sourdough "tang" associated with these breads.

Bread! in Nova Scotia

If you want to have some wonderful food, great scenery by the ocean, lots of things to do, I have a place for you: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bread! At Sea!

Bread! hits the water on Lake Ontario while taking a week long sailing course. The Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough was featured for dinner.

Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough Loaf

Using the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, technique and a few changes, you can produce a sourdough olive oil/rosemary type bread that is just heavenly.

Sourdough, Part 2

This is the second part of our foray into sourdough baking. Here are tips and insight on sourdough to make working with it even easier.

A Beginner's Guide to Sourdough

This is a beginner's guide to getting started with sourdough bread making. With directions on how to make your own starter, or where to order some, this will get you on your way towards making some delicious breads, biscuits, pancakes or waffles.

Bread Machines: Love Them or Hate Them

Whether or not to use a bread machine really boils down to a matter of personal choice. This is a short guide of things to think about before you purchase one.

Pizza!

Here are some ways to make real pizzeria style pizza, complete with homemade crust, a choice of toppings and cheese, and two ways to make your crust. Plus, when you want to go all out for a pizza oven, a Big Green Egg might be your answer.

Loss of Food Skills Ongoing

The further degradation of our societal food skills are examined here, with small town food craftsmen becoming an endangered species, in this case, my local butcher.

Easter Dove Bread: La Colomba di Pascua

This Easter bread will want to fly around your kitchen: it has wings! An Italian bread of historic proportions, the family will be delighted by this creation for Easter breakfast.

The Price of Food and Oil

The price of food and oil are interminably linked. We are seeing this in our trips to the supermarket: every time we go, it's more expensive. What's a body to do?

St. Patrick's Day Wholemeal Irish Bread

This bread hearkens back to a time when Irish soda bread was a more rustic, country affair — not all gussied up with mostly white flour. We're talking about a somewhat large, delicious, nutty tasting loaf made with wholemeal flour and yes, a little bit of white flour to lighten up the texture. Get your St. Patrick's Day celebration off to a great start with this authentic, Irish Wholemeal Bread.

Bread Lore

A concise history on the subject of bread and yeast. This is about how it was developed, where it came from, and what we've done with it.

Bread and Soup for Dinner

Stretching one's food dollar is an important issue in today's life. So is nutrition. Here, learn how to make healthy, nutritious soup and bread for lunch or supper economically. You might even come to love winter just to have soup and bread!