Part III 18 day unfed levain -20 hr retard-

What a great surprise! The levain smelled really acid when I removed it from the fridge yesterday. No hooch though. I stirred it vigorously to aerate it and let it come to room temp. I milled the rye, spelt and Kamut and set it aside. When I got home from the gym a couple hours […]

Part II – 12 day old unfed levain – 24 hr retard

The crumb is cool and moist and the sour is increased but pleasantly so. The rye comes through . The crumb is beautifully open and even with a thin crisp crust initially yesterday and has softened to a very tender thin crust. This is definitely proof positive that there is limited need to feed levains […]

Testing the Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 4

With Day 4 on the cage soup diet I’ve found a bit of a dip in energy again. One explanation of the cage soup diet says that at this point the body needs a burst of carbohydrates and other things to lessen the craving for sweets, which seems about right for how I’ve felt. Fortunately […]

Testing the Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 1

Today, as promised, is my first day on the legendary cage soup diet. I’ve been meaning to try it for many years, but somehow the time was never right (translation: I was able to find excuses). It’s a short-term crash diet, based on eating unlimited quantities of a cabin-based soup which costs more calories to […]

31 Days of Soup, Day 30, Green Soup : soup

31 Days of Soup, Day 30, Green Soup : soup

Green Soup (adapted from Love Soup by Anna Thomas) Serves 4-6 1 bunch chard or spinach, (8 oz.; 225 g) 1 bunch kale, (8 oz.; 225 g) 4-5 green onions, sliced, white and green parts 1/2 cup (25 g) loosely packed cilantro 1 tsp. sea salt, plus more to taste 1 medium Yukon Gold potato (5 […]

31 Days of Soup, Day 18, Roasted Asparagus and Shrimp Chowder : soup

31 Days of Soup, Day 18, Roasted Asparagus and Shrimp Chowder : soup

Roasted Asparagus and Shrimp Chowder Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Lifestyles Series, Fresh & Light, by Lane Crowther (Time-Life Books, 1998). Serves 6 10 large asparagus spears, tough ends removed 20 large shrimp, about 1 lb. (450g) total, peeled and deveined 2 tsp. (10ml) olive oil 1 small fennel bulb 1 leek, including 2 inches (5cm)of green, […]

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