Monday, January 25, 2010

post 100!

Just so you all know...I am on post has been over a year and a half since I began posting... this must be the longest commitment I have ever made to anything!! Deserved a shout out I thought.

This is just another post about another beautiful weekend spent here in Midcoast may start to get sick of it, if you do, no hard feelings, but I will miss having you read my blog!

Saturday afternoon was spent snowshoeing Mt. Pleasant, the sun was out, the snow was perfect, and we were the only ones out enjoying the is so breathtaking out there the views are just magical!

The beast thoroughly enjoyed the deep snow, so deep in fact I actually captured him taking a rest half way up! (The other magical bit was that he slept for the rest of the evening... did I mention magical?!)
I also got a chance to do some cooking and had to snap a photo of the 1920's oven that I am leaning to bake out of. Yup, she's a beast... temperature gauge? What temperature gauge?

Dinner was a spinach and cheese strata...the recipe I pulled off Smitten Kitchen (click here for recipe) which was sooo yummy and fed us for a few days (still good cold right out of the fridge..those are the best kind!).

There was also homemade vanilla bean ice cream for desert that was quite divine oh, and did I mention an Ani DiFranco concert?
Hope everyone enjoyed theirs just as much..have a beautiful and happy week!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

oh the beauty!!

It is still snowing, but I took these imagine this...then add a foot or two? :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

a work in progress

Yes...this is the same bagel recipe I have been working on for ohhhh a couple years now??! Julia at Sweets & Meats asked me to produce some bagels for the store, so I woke my starter from it's slumber (the same one that travelled from Oregon with me last year) and started to feed it. I changed my hydration rate to 100% for the sake of the bagels. I also tried an overnight ferment in the refrigerator (which proved to be a bit cool) and next time I will boil them less time....that being said, they came out pretty damn good and I was happy with the trial run! More testing in the week to come and hope to have them out for sale by mid week...wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ooooohhhh, mexico

So. I just spent an intoxicating week in Puerto Morelos, Mexico at a yoga retreat. My roommate was Hannele who is a WONDERFUL photographer...sooo, I am going to let you see her beautiful photo's of the beach, yoga, and the ruins check her out at:

It's good to be back, missed the beast so so much and I really missed having my hands in flour... more foodie stuff to come, I promise. It's been a bit busy with the holidays and all. I will try to get more pictures up of food!
Happy New Year all!