I am ashamed to say that Harmony takes the brunt of the cooking in our family. I love to cook and especially bake so when I get the time to cook dinner I jump at the chance. Todays menu....Mac-n-cheese, homemade breadsticks and dilled cabbage and carrots. Trying to stick to as many of our own produced ingredients, the breadsticks featured our garlic, sage, rosemary and basil. The cabbage was steamed with carrots and a handful of fresh dill thrown in. The carrots were literally not out of the soil for more than 5 minutes until they were in the pot to become dinner (YUM!!). If you want a quick and easy breadstick try this recipe below (from The Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown). We also use it for pizza crust.
1.5 cups warm water
3 Tbsp honey
1/4 olive oil
2.5 cups unbleached flour [white or wheat] (and about another cup for kneading)
Add any other ingredients you prefer (i.e. dried herbs)
Let rise for 45 minutes, Knead on floured bread board, roll out to desired shape and bake for 10-15 minutes at 425. Quick, easy and amazing.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )