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Our Bread Blog

We started blogging before blogging was a word or a thing.  We're gathering our posts here.  Enjoy!

 

2019-11-24 I shoulda known better!

2019-11-24 I shoulda known better! Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips An ongoing debate in sourdough circles is how to treat your starter. And when obsessive types like me say things like, “A starter at room temperature should be fed twice a day”, some more laid back people say things like, “Nah! I leave …

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Our “So, you want to own a home bakery” saga

Our “So you want to own a home bakery saga” A while back we sent out a series of emails about how to start a home, or cottage, bakery. A number of people have asked us to share it again, so we decided to put it in our blog, and set up pointers to it …

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2019-11-17 Hey, Didn’t We Just Do This?

2019-11-17 Hey, Didn’t We Just Do This? The more observant subscribers may be wondering why a second Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips newsletter is coming out the day after the last one.  The VERY observant subscribers will note that the one that made it to you yesterday was dated 2019-11-10.  In an age …

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2019-11-10 A New Page and Contest Results

2019-11-10 A New Page and Contest Results Sometimes I forget to do good things, and this time I forgot to do a GREAT thing. Before we opened the bakery, back in 2004, we made the most amazing cinnamon rolls – or sticky buns – ever! A few people said if we sold them, it would …

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2019-05-26 Mantras and Memes

2019-05-26 A Message of Mantras and Memes Years ago my son was taking martial arts classes, and he was doing pretty well. He learned the katas (training exercises) and it was a joy to watch him. He did light sparring with the kids in his dojo and did quite well. And then, one day, the …

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2019-06-30 Another Delicate Matter

2019-06-30 – Another delicate matter…. Or, Everything you know is wrong! Or, is it? That was the title of one of my favorite Firesign Theatre records. Remember records? Remember sitting around the stereo? Ahhh.. memories… anyway, let’s talk about some sourdough beliefs and misbeliefs! There seem to be two major camps in the sourdough community. …

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