January 29 2017

30 Minute Magic: 4-Ingredient Flat Bread

Simple Flat Bread

I am moving today, and I'm proud to say that for the first time in my sort-of adult life, I was responsible and did most of my packing ahead of time, which is great -- except when I had to make food for myself for the week and I had virtually nothing left in my pantry save a canister of flour, a packet of yeast, and some kosher salt.

But luckily, sometimes that's all you need. 

If you know me, then you'll know that I am adamant about how magical the process of bread baking is. Think about it: take some of the most unassuming ingredients out there, give it some a bit of your time, love, and patience, and next thing you know, it is ALIVE. 

Yeah, bread is ALIVE. And then we EAT IT!! Every time I make it, I reel at the power I possess in those tiny, sacred moments.

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January 15 2017

French Press: a Lesson in Ritual

Here's how to make home-brewed french press a little less daunting (and more tasty).

My father, a man who does not mess around with his morning caffeine fix, used to grind, press and brew his own espresso every morning before heading off for a busy day at the office. As a wild-haired child of two or three, I'd sit on the counter from time to time and act as his assistant, my young nose already keen on the rich, nutty aroma of freshly ground coffee, my grubby hands reaching for the occasional wayward bean to pop in my mouth.

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