Mexican Molletes with Mango-Basil Salsa

Molette

One of my favorite places in Mexico is the charming town of Morelia where we once spent a few days doing almost nothing. Nothing, except taking lazy strolls on streets dotted with devout Mexicans and students.Morelia is packed with beautiful churches and colleges, and if you're not inclined to … [Read more...]

Crusty Italian Bread

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Crusty breads with soft, airy crumbs are my favorite, and here's an Italian loaf that I absolutely adore and bake up every chance I get. This bread needs three rises, including an overnight rise, so this is one of those recipes you want to plan ahead for. But all that rising is what rewards you … [Read more...]

Fast Whole Wheat Bread

Fast Whole-Wheat Bread

I am strictly a weekend baker because after a busy day at work the last thing I want is to spend the whole evening in the kitchen. But this week I needed to bake some bread -- fast, if I could help it-- when I came across this ridiculously simple recipe in the Joy of Cooking that promised a quick … [Read more...]

Arbi Paratha, a Gluten-Free Indian Flatbread

Arbi Paratha

Every month, for the last year or so, Opie -- and we-- have been making a trip to an acupuncturist in Northern Virginia. Opie has had osteoarthritis since he was just four. He is now pushing 11 and as he ages we are trying to ensure that he remains healthy, pain-free, and mobile.I was rather … [Read more...]