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Florence - art, food and music galore, and no salt in bread
Florence! What a place! No wonder E. M. Forster set his novel A Room with a View here. The views are breathtaking right across the city. There is so much to see and do, and the food is so good, you could easily stay till Christmas. A week in Florence We dec...
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Ciabatta - what's that all about?
I think you have to be a special kind of person to make ciabatta properly. An Italian, preferably. It certainly isn't a walk in the park. Still, I keep having a go now and then, and this time I took my first couple of steps towards a successful ciabatta. It...
Ciabatta - what's that all about?
Ciabatta - what's that all about?
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San Marco museum in Florence
I love this place, both outside and inside. It's a perfect place for a bit of contemplation. And it's a real treat for the eyes. Outside The courtyard is a little haven of shade and peace on a hot morning. (San Marco is only open in the mornings.) The fresc...
San Marco museum in Florence
San Marco museum in Florence
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Rice, lentils, pasta, Celtic toast and sourdough by lunch time
Rice This week at Bread of Heron, the Heron Corn Mill's community bread group, we had one of those joyous moments when you get an unexpected insight into something you had no idea about. If wheat flour comes into contact with any moisture, it soaks it up. T...
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Boons, moons and Venus
This week we had a boon day at the Heron Corn Mill. What happens is that any mill friends and supporters who can spare some time come along to help tidy the mill up ready for the new season. A spring clean, in effect. I'd never really quite understood why i...
Boons, moons and Venus
Boons, moons and Venus
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Measure your muffins
I do tend to bang on a bit about the importance of measuring accurately. The bakers in Bread of Heron, the community bread making group at Heron Corn Mill, laugh at me about it. Most people like to check their bread is on the right lines by how it feels. If...
Measure your muffins
Measure your muffins
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Inflation: bread imagery in chapter 7 of Ulysses
You may have heard me mention Ulysses. Once or twice. It's been a part of my life for the last twenty years or so, and I am not usually more than a few feet away from a copy. Rather like bread making - it's just part of the landscape. At the moment I am in ...
Inflation: bread imagery in chapter 7 of Ulysses
Inflation: bread imagery in chapter 7 of Ulysses
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Sourdough? Or just long and slow?
Sourdough September seems like a long time ago already! It was a lot of hard work, setting up two long Sourdough Saturdays at the Heron Corn Mill, but it was definitely worth it. For most of the ten bakers who came along to bake at the mill, this was their ...
Sourdough? Or just long and slow?
Sourdough? Or just long and slow?
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Sourdough September - "how charmingly middle class, mate"
The Food Chain programme on the wonderful BBC World Service had an episode on 28 August 2017 which was all about bread, and what it, if anything, our choice of bread says about us. This caught my attention because only recently I had been trying to work out...
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Rolled or ground?
We bakers at Bread of Heron, the Heron Corn Mill's community bread group, are extremely lucky to have our own working mill to explore and learn from. A big part of the mill's function is to get local people and visitors to look at what they have in front of...
Rolled or ground?
Rolled or ground?
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