A Story of Sourdough

A Story of Sourdough

Sourdough bread is by no means the easiest, but it is by far the most rewarding. I’ve had incredible rises and incredible flops, bread that will make your tastebuds sing and bread that will not! I’ve had flour stuck to my hands, dried to my face and my poor hands bear the scars of countless oven burns.

I’ve experimented with many different techniques, from cultivating my own wild yeast starter from scratch, to reviving and feeding a 101 year old mother from Italy. I am by no means a pro at this, but I’ve loved every second of the rewarding process of making sourdough bread.

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Lockdown: 3 Things you can easily make at home – Kitchen Edition

Lockdown: 3 Things you can easily make at home – Kitchen Edition

I’ve been spending a helluva lot of time in my kitchen these days, and I ain’t gonna lie, I kinda like it. Besides organizing like crazy (my cupboards have never looked more calming to open, and my pantry organization makes me want to skip), but I’ve actually really enjoyed cooking during the lockdown period. It’s like I went to sleep on the 26th March and woke up a Greek woman the next day – ready to feed my army, with passion and pride (insert muscle flexing emoji). Even though, my army technically consists of the hubby and me (and the doggies of course) but, I am enjoying the whole cooking and making and creating process these days.

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Kenwood Titanium Major vs KitchenAid Artisan

Kenwood Titanium Major vs KitchenAid Artisan

I’ve been wanting to do this post for some time, since I’ve had the opportunity to experience both brands of mixers. This is not a review. Neither one of these brands sent me their mixers to try. It’s simply my opinion on both of these machines and something you should definitely consider if you’re in the market for a mixer, and weighing your options between the KitchenAid Artisan and the Kenwood Major. I loved the look of KitchenAid mixers and had been wanting one for the longest time. For Christmas last year, the hubz spoilt me with a brand, spanking new red KitchenAid Artisan Mixer. I was over the moon. It even came (as a special Christmas promo) with the pasta attachment. How cool! I sang its praises and couldn’t wait stop faking it and start baking it! Both the hubz and I were super excited to try our hand at making pasta, so on its first use, that’s what we did! We checked out at least five videos on YouTube to get a feel for it, then read the manual for instructions, blah blah. While the KitchenAid went to work, it sounded as though it was going to eat…

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Le Creuset Love

Le Creuset Love

I’ve always loved the look of Le Creuset cast iron pots and their saucepans! When we moved into our new place (almost two years ago),  I really started to lust for Le Creuset in my kitchen! Being very country/ gourment style, Le Creuset really suits the look of my kitchen. Plus it is awesome to cook with! Last week, I bought my very first piece of this fabulously French brand – A gorgeous Le Creuset Rectangular Grill in cobalt blue. It was a toss up between the grill and the very versatile Marmitout sauce pan, but considering that I make steak like every single day of the week, I went for the grill. It makes the most amazing steak and pork fillets! Yep, I used it twice this weekend :). I love how it gives meat that lovely char-grilled burn, and how you can take it from stove-top to table-top, and enjoy watching your food sizzle before you tuck in! Another thing that sold me on the rectangular grill is that the size and shape is also perfect for fish. I attempted the recipe in that Le Creuset had for this piece, Chargrilled Steak With A Fresh Herb Salsa, Roast Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus, using lean pork fillets instead of beef steak. Sadly I couldn’t find  fresh asparagus…

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