For the third year in a row, the folks who put together Kneading Conference West, did a wonderful job. It was great to see baker friends from former conferences, Floyd of The Fresh Loaf, MC of Farine and Meeghan of Breadsong.
I am Wyllis Greenway, Teresa’s son. I originally designed these lames because I love to work with wood. Most bread slashers you could get were either made of plastic or metal. I thought that a lame should invite the same sense of warmth and character into a kitchen that a loaf of freshly baked bread does, which is why I decided to use richly colored woods and compliment them with shimmery brass hardware. Continue reading Hand Crafted Wooden Lame – Shop
Kneading Conference West is a three day event held in September at the Washington State University Extension and Research facility in Mt. Vernon. It brings together bakers, plant breeders, millers, brewers and even oven builders, all with some connection to grain. Continue reading Kneading Conference West 2012 Part II
Kneading Conference West (Sept 13, 14 and 15) 2012 was a terrific success. I had the privilege of attending for the second year in a row and I am really glad I did. The Kneading Conference is held in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Mt Vernon, Wa at Continue reading Kneading Conference West 2012 Part I
March 5, marks the second anniversary of my escaping an abusive situation. Each March 5, I light a candle, let it burn all day long and ask others to do so as well – to remember those who have lived with and suffered (are still suffering) or died from abuse.
Brod and Taylor sent several of us online blogging bakers their new Folding Bread Proofer. I was one of them. My Technical Administrator on the Sourdough Forum and I were talking about jerry rigging our own proofer before I received notice from Brod and Taylor about testing their new proofer.
Visiting with some of my family:
I have been busy and haven’t posted or baked much lately. However I always seem to be thinking about sourdough anyway. While visiting family in California, I came upon some “California Sourdough” baked in the Midwest and shipped to the coast. I think it should have read, “Midwest Sourdough.” I decided to pass on it. I would like to find more local Artisan sourdough style breads to review.
If you are the kind of person that doesn’t like the truth… this blog post is not for you. If you are like one lady who felt I had no right to an opinion about whether I liked a certain brand of flour or that everything must be neat, tidy and kind. Then this post is not for you. If you are the kind of person who likes cheap bread filled with chemicals…this post is not for you. If you are not used to real artisan and sourdough bread… bye. If you don’t really like an honest review of something… go away…
Now… you can’t say you weren’t warned!
I made a visit to the Splash Cafe in San Luis Obispo, CA today. Wow, was I in for a surprise! Outside the cafe it said it was also an Artisan Bakery. So of course I went inside. Continue reading A Visit to the Splash Cafe (Artisan Bread and Bakery goods)
The book I have promised you for some time is now finished and available from my website at: http://www.northwestsourdough.com
I divided it into three separate .pdf files because it is a very large book. If you want to print it, it is best done on a printer that duplexes or you will have a VERY large book.