Archive for category: Food

Christmas Dinner: Prime Rib == Yum.

December 25, 2015 | Food | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, need to archive this for future Christmas dinners, because it turned out pretty nicely. I’m stuff chock-a-block full of prime rib, which was done pretty well, but I am going to add a suggestion or two for next year that I can refer to in the future, and possibly make it even better. I […]

The opposite of Pinterest Fail: The Alinea Project

December 19, 2014 | Books I Read, Cooking and Recipes, Food | By: Mark VandeWettering

One of the more interesting online communities that has sprung up in recent years is Pinterest. It serves as a kind of Internet inspiration board: people clip pictures of projects that interest or inspire them, and post them as a sort of pin board that can be shared. I recently found several boards on ships […]

More on “no knead” bread…

June 21, 2013 | Food | By: Mark VandeWettering

Readers of my blog and twitter feed know that I’m a fan of Jim Lahey’s “no-knead” bread. If you haven’t heard of it, just do some googling, or go ahead and buy Lahey’s book “My Bread”. The basic idea is to make a very wet dough with just a tiny amount of yeast, but rather […]

Cook’s Illustrated Almost No Knead Bread

December 21, 2011 | Cooking and Recipes, Food | By: Mark VandeWettering

My early success with making tasty no knead bread has sent me off on the Internet looking for additional recipes. As a complete breadmaking newbie, I have a lot to learn, but luckily, there is lots of good websites to help me understand and extend my tiny skills in this vast topic. The best of […]

More on no-knead bread…

December 15, 2011 | Cooking and Recipes, Food | By: Mark VandeWettering

Tonight I baked up my second loaf of no knead bread. The first batch was promising, but was a bit dense. I used ordinary all purpose flour, and for whatever reason, I didn’t seem to get as high of a rise as I thought I should. This time, I decided to try some King Arthur […]

No-Knead Bread from the New York Times

December 12, 2011 | Cooking and Recipes, Food | By: Mark VandeWettering

Frequent readers of this blog might be shocked to learn that I’m not entirely consumed by the usual geeky topics that I post about. Among other things, I also like to cook, and as the holidays approach, I like to try to find a few new recipes and techniques. This week’s experiment was one of […]