Using Yeast The easiest type of yeast to use is active dry yeast. It should always be fresh, so make sure to look at the expiration date on the packets. Having and using fresh yeast is important because you want the bread that you make be fresh as well. For the water, you must get the temperature just right. Water is used to make the yeast dissolve and added to a mixture of yeast and flour. In order to get the right water temperature, get a thermometer. The temperature is supposed to measure between 110 - 115 degrees after the yeast has dissolved in the water.
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By now, you’ve surely seen hand painted wine glasses in your local gift shop, at a party you’ve attended, or on the Internet. They seem to be everywhere nowadays and there is no indication that their popularity is waning. One particular company has gotten off to a fast start since starting online operations just five short months ago. Tabbiglass.com started selling hand painted wine glasses on the Internet in December, 2009. However, that date is a little deceiving. Owner/artist Tabatha Hobbs actually started making hand painted wine glasses in 1989. Back then, she painted glasses for family... Read More
Legendary La Folie Owner/Chef Roland Passot knows French food and he creates a piece of artwork every time one of his plates hits the table. Fine dining could be wasted on me, because I have a naïve, untrained palate. I can’t often tell the difference between pork and chicken or duck and turkey. I know my barbecue and comfort food, but fancy high-end cuisine is kind of a mystery to me. We only get to eat at places like La Folie for very special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries. So, when I do have a fine dining experience, I’m basically a fish out of water.
We knew almost instantly... Read More
In my life, I’ve brunched. Yes, I have brunched many times in many cities over many years. I have eaten nearly my weight in just brunches alone. Back in the day, I was asked to leave a brunch because I ate my way right through into Monday. Sundays are all about three things for me—church, brunch & the NFL, in that particular order. If I can talk to the Big Man, eat some great Eggs Benedict and watch my team win on the gridiron, I am a happy man and my Sunday is complete. My needs are specific, but they’re simple.
The Sunday Gospel Brunch at 1300 Fillmore is like church meets a brunch.... Read More
Castagnola’s is more than a restaurant - it’s a piece of San Francisco’s history. Thomaso Castagnola opened the first crab stand on Fisherman’s Wharf in 1916, selling fresh crabs to passersbys. Back then I imagine you could get a huge bowl of clam chowder or a big crab cocktail for a nickel! Eventually, this stand turned into a restaurant, which the Castagnola family owned and operated until it was sold in 1975. During their tenure, however, the Castagnola family played a major role in building San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf into the popular destination it is today.
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Do you know what a cucumber or a tomato tastes like? This may sound like a silly question, but with the way our diet evolves, and the contemporary food industry manufactures food, many Americans have no idea what a vegetable tastes like.
Many Americans, as well as their counterparts in the developed world, have never tasted a real tomato, a cucumber or a strawberry. For many, the only encounters with vegetables have been through an industrial mock-up food, which advertising presents as the real thing.
As kids, a tomato with a slice of bread would have been a wonderful part of... Read More
Culinary Schools are the best environment for learning the intricate methods for achieving perfectly prepared meals. That was the main reason I attended L'Academie de Cuisine, one of the top ten culinary schools in the United States, right outside Washington, DC. I wanted to turn out those gorgeous, divine French concoctions of confectionary perfection. Eight months of schooling, including about three to four months of simultaneous externship for Pastry Arts and I'd be ready to graduate.
During the second month of classes students are introduced to the complexities of cocoa beans, and... Read More
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yeah nice post JaneK but apart from spinach and certainly a few other cheap to purchase foods good for you, bit frustrating price-wise. Take blueberries for instance,hellish expensive for small packets. Where i live there's an abundance of fresh veg...
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