No More Sourdough Starter Discard

As I have mentioned more than once, I hate to throw away food. And if you follow most directions on maintenance of sourdough starter, as I have for many months, you  discard about half your starter every time you feed it. You can make many things with the discard in addition to sourdough bread, such… Continue reading No More Sourdough Starter Discard

OMG Sourdough Rye-Next Chapter

    And I’m sure there will be more chapters coming. Look back on this blog for more posts on this favorite bread.  I have baked it many times and followed the original recipe (mas o menos), but I wanted to make it with more whole grain. Before, it was 50% WG rye and 50%… Continue reading OMG Sourdough Rye-Next Chapter

Put your starter on hold

Or, I have a life outside the kitchen! There will come a time when you need to take a break from sourdough and put your starter on hold. Vacations, distractions, whatever. Or maybe you want a backup, just in case something goes wrong. Or you want to share your starter with someone far away. How… Continue reading Put your starter on hold

A good place to start is the sourdough starter.

  “In the calculus of economics, doing so [cooking] may not always be the most efficient use of an amateur cook’s time. It is beautiful even so. For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for the people you love?” Michael Pollan,… Continue reading A good place to start is the sourdough starter.