FOR THE LOVE OF SOURDOUGH BREAD!

Our natural levain sourdough bread really sells itself, but we love it when our customers sell it for us! “Have been purchasing their sourdough bread for a few weeks now (sunflower flax is my fave). Such delicious bread, awesome bakery, fabulous people. Highly recommend them! Give them a try.” Thanks Lois, you made our day! […]

What’s the Deal with Sourdough?

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Every baker who’s worth his or her dough should know how to bake the perfect sourdough loaf. But every artisan baker who is passionate about the craft continues to work to master the art of this simple, yet complex form of bread. Sourdough is made with a starter or leaven which is a mixture of […]

The Butter Debate: Butter vs. Margarine!

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But the placing of the cap-sheaf to all this blundering business was reserved for the scientific Frederick Cuvier, brother to the famous Baron. In 1836, he published a Natural History of Whales, in which he gives what he calls a picture of the Sperm Whale.

Before showing that picture to any Nantucketer, you had best provide for your summary retreat from Nantucket. In a word, Frederick Cuvier’s Sperm Whale is not a Sperm Whale, but a squash. Of course, he never had the benefit of a whaling voyage (such men seldom have), but whence he derived that picture, who can tell? Perhaps he got it as his scientific predecessor in the same field, Desmarest, got one of his authentic abortions; that is, from a Chinese drawing. And what sort of lively lads with the pencil those Chinese are, many queer cups and saucers inform us.