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Sunday, August 7, 2011

What Else Can You Make Besides Homemade Bread?

Music: Gerry O'Beirne, Half Moon Bay (with compliments to T.L.!)

Up until the summer heat really hit here, Jim was making homemade bread a few times a week and pizza every Sunday. But even with air conditioning, our kitchen gets very hot since there are no a/c vents in the room. And we don't want to make the a/c work too hard. This was the last pizza Jim made a few weeks ago, Pizza Patate (Potato Pizza). It's from the book, My Bread by Jim Lahey. It was so delicious and moist, who needs icky cheese? Cheese would definitely ruin this pizza, which the recipe didn't even call for.

Isn't it beautiful? I was in heaven! I think we'll make this for my parents next time we visit...

And, from an older bit of leftover bread, Jim made a Panzanella Salad (recipe is from the same book mentioned above), which is made with cubed stale bread that is rehydrated by soaking it in water in a bowl for about a minute, then squeezing out as much of the liquid as possible. It is then ready to be made into the salad and absorb the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. We added diced onion, greens, cucumbers, basil leaves, and tomatoes.

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