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You don’t knead this bread

This recipe for an 18-hour rise, no-knead bread has been making the rounds of the blogosphere. Gardener and beeswax guru Carol Cole of Bee Garden in Sebastopol left a loaf at my door last Friday, and we enjoyed dipping it into bowls of leek and potato soup all week. Carol adapted this recipe from the New York Times, by adding rye and whole wheat flour to the bread flour. The result was a perfectly round boule, with a crunchy crust… Read More »

A romantic dessert

Three women rock star chefs – all graduates of Brown University – came together earlier this month in Yosemite for the 25th annual Chefs’ Holidays at The Ahwahnee. Among them was our very own Duskie Estes, chef/owner of Zazu Restaurant in Santa Rosa. Estes brought her two daughters to enjoy the snow and rubbed shoulders with Suzanne Goin of Lucques in Los Angeles and Jody Adams of Rialto in Boston. “Yosemite is so full of wonder,” Estes said. “I loved… Read More »