sourdough

  • sourdough FAQ.

    The very best thing about James’s sourdough habit is that it’s his. It doesn’t involve me apart from the fact that most every week I can rely on there being a big old loaf of…

    March 20, 2017 65 Comments
  • simple stuff: a toaster.

    James, who is more often on breakfast duty than I am, has been wanting to invest in a larger toaster since Calder started gumming bread in the morning, which was, notably, not yesterday. These…

    July 5, 2022 16 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. black tea. {don’t know. just been on a kick this week.} 2. this idea for a little mouse. {for being the best addition for a v. low-key advent calendar.} 3. these little pots…

    December 10, 2021 7 Comments
  • beeswax tapers FAQ.

    As it is with all things sourdough, our humble homemade beeswax taper operation is entirely James’s domain. I’ve long been the wax scrap hoarder and re-melter and tea light pourer and I’ve rolled more…

    December 16, 2020 37 Comments
  • make-believe: bread baking.

    I live in a bakery now. In the past two months James has turned out an unprecedented number of sourdough loaves. Discard starter is going into tart crusts and crackers and pancakes for dinner.…

    April 13, 2020 20 Comments
  • giving: a potholder.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 11, 2019 6 Comments
  • giving: a macrame basket.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 9, 2019 3 Comments
  • simple stuff: china markers.

    By now, you know how I feel about labels. When made by someone else, that sucker’s most likely getting ripped off the minute after it comes in our house. But even when made by…

    November 4, 2019 28 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this little bottle of bitters. {because i’ve been putting them in everything.} 2. this tiny bunting. {because sometimes you just have to stop and play house.}…

    January 4, 2019 18 Comments