Hot Cross Buns

This is a King Arthur Flour recipe and makes the most splendid, fluffy, lightly-spiced Hot Cross Buns. It’s really worth the time to make.

I’ve added all my collected notes so that you have a prettier outcome than I did with my first batch (yes, I recommend multiple batches).

To make the buns a day or two ahead, try the … Read more

Savory Broccoli-Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

Savory Broccoli-Goat Cheese Bread Pudding
Serves 4—6

6-7 ounces stale hearty whole grain bread,  cut into 1-inch slices
3 large garlic cloves, 1 cut in half
2 teaspoons fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
3-4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 ounce parmesan, shredded

1/2 pound broccoli crowns (or 7 oz. frozen, thawed, broccoli crowns)
4 large eggs
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Boston Brown Bread (baked)

Boston Brown Bread is usually steamed in a can, but this one, based on a King Arthur Flour recipe, is baked in a foil-covered loaf pan, which sits in a water bath—much faster, and tastes delicious!

Boston Brown Bread (baked version)

3/4 cup (78g) rye flour (alternative: pumpernickel flour)
3/4 cup (106g) yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup (85g) white whole wheat Read more

Acili Ezme (Red Pepper and Walnut Spread)

A local Turkish restaurant near us makes Acili Ezme and this recipe is somewhere between that and Middle Eastern Mahammara.

 Acili Ezme / Muhammara

1 large fresh red bell pepper, roasted, or 1 chopped frozen red bell pepper, thawed
2 teaspoons Oncu Turkish pepper paste or mild Harrissa paste
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed Read more

Support & Strengthen Your Immune System

—Eat healthy, balanced meals, high in colorful vegetables and fruits (See “Immune-Boosting Foods”, below)
—Get outside and breathe fresh air
—Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week
—Maintain a healthy weight
—Get 7-8 hours of sleep
—Drink at least 2 liters (8 cups) of water per day
—Decrease intake of allergens & toxins
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Boston Brown Bread (steamed)

New England or Boston brown bread is closely related to an earlier bread known as Rye and Indian (from the use of “Indian” cornmeal) or thirded bread from its use of rye, cornmeal, and wheat flours. Unlike modern Boston brown bread, thirded bread is generally yeast-raised and baked rather than steamed.

Boston Brown Bread

1 tablespoon unsalted butter for greasing

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