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Oct 24, 2013 @ 09:14:33
I have to say that I am in love with your website! My daughter will be 1 in a couple of weeks and I am now finding that I have a little more time to try my hand at bread making. I made a promise to myself and God that when I had children, I would be much more responsible about what we consume; I wouldn’t be so food-lazy. I have begun to bake our own bread, placing a huge meat order at the farmer’s market this weekend for organic and local meats (oh my dear, you were correct, they taste 1,000x better and I like the cruelty-free/chemical/additive-free aspect too), and we picked about 50 lbs of apples over the last weekend. Thank you for taking the time to do this blog as it has helped this wife and mother to do more of what I have always wanted and even is giving me the confidence to step outside of my comfort zone. I can’t to try these bread recipes, the fall favorites (all those apples I now have in the cold garage), as well as many, many more!
I only wish I was more tech savy so that I could print off each and every recipe with the pictures so that the pics were smaller. Otherwise, it’s going to be about 7 inches thick. On the other hand… that would be one well-worth printer project!
Oct 25, 2013 @ 08:38:48
Julia, you are so nice to say such things! Really, it means a lot. It’s hard with kids to stay focused on buying “good” food because there are so many “easier” options out there. Have you tried the peasant bread recipe yet? It’s another wet/sticky dough, but it requires no kneading, and there is a video for every step of the way. All you need are a couple of small (1 qt is ideal) Pyrex bowls or something similar. You could use loaf pans, too, but the loaves won’t be as big and you have to be sure to grease them really well: http://www.alexandracooks.com/2012/11/07/my-mothers-peasant-bread-the-best-easiest-bread-you-will-ever-make/
Also, have you found the “clean print” icon? I need to make the printer option more visible. It’s at the end of the post. Once you click on it, there is an option to delete the photos and any unwanted text. You do have to do one post at a time however.
Thanks so much for writing in. Again, it means so much to me.
Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:05:32
I am a visual person. You by far have the most attractive and informational blog I have ever seen, and I follow a lot! Whenever one of your recipes comes to my email, I quickly scroll down to see the photos. I get lost in all the recipes you have, and the pic-by-pic plays of the recipes are GORGEOUS! Seriously, I want to dive into your home every time I am on here(not literally. Your pictures are just THAT amazing!). I cannot wait to begin my journey of using your recipes. Keep up the good work!
Oct 30, 2013 @ 18:40:24
Charlsey! Thank you so much for saying these things. You are too kind. It really means a lot to hear this. I am a visual person, too — I can never start writing my blog posts until all of my photos are uploaded and arranged in order, etc. I hope you find some recipes you like, and thank you so much again for writing in. It’s comments like yours that always inspire me to keep the blog going. Thanks.
Nov 03, 2013 @ 22:11:19
I also truly love your website, recipes and especially your photos…….they are gorgeous and make me want to make as many of them as I can. In searching your recipes I found one for Spinach Spanakopita and in reading your comments found out that you are Greek. How exciting!!! My father is Greek and we spent many happy visits at my Yia-yia’s, Uncle Nick and Aunt Niki’s. So many wonderful memories of the family gathered around the table after Yia-yia had made “spinach pie” totally from scratch……a taste I will never forget. Many of my most memorable meals were with my Greek family and I have many vivid memories of Yia-yia and Aunt Niki in the kitchen. Can the Greeks cook…..you bet! And they enjoy nothing more than cooking and preparing a feast for family and friends……which is true of most nationalities. Thank you for your beautiful website, blogs and great recipes!!
Nov 07, 2013 @ 12:54:06
Antonia, oh my gosh, thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your Greek family stories. I have about 50 Uncle Nickies…isn’t that funny? And my mother tells me that her grandmother used to make the phyllo from scratch when she made her spanakopita. I can’t imagine! She has visions of the sheets of phyllo hanging from the clothes drying rack. Amazing. Thanks so much for writing in!
Nov 18, 2013 @ 20:49:56
I want to come be your neighbor and absorb some of your food making awesomeness!!!!! All of your pictures are incredible and everything just looks delicious!! I just stumbled upon you on Pinterest and I can’t wait to get started on some of these recipes!
Nov 21, 2013 @ 07:58:30
Kelsey, I would LOVE that! I could use some help with the inordinate amount of carbs that come out of my kitchen Thank you for your kind words!
Nov 28, 2013 @ 08:14:43
It’s thanksgiving morning and as I am going to friends for dinner decided to try you peasant bread recipe.It’s rising in the oven as we speak,I hope.Found your recipe posted on a facebook page and couldn’t resist the photos.Baking is not my thing ,so fingers are crossed.
Nov 28, 2013 @ 17:47:15
The bread came out amazingly well and was a big hit at the Thanksgiving dinner.It didn’t rise as much as it should have but that didn’t seem to matter to the taste or texture.I made the second batch in a fancy muffin tin and they were fabulous.I’m going to send you a picture from my i-phone.
Dec 04, 2013 @ 13:02:12
Yay, so happy to hear this, Jane. Wish everyone could see the pic of your beautiful loaves!
Dec 08, 2013 @ 18:56:12
I love your web site.. DELICIOUS.
Dec 08, 2013 @ 20:02:52
Oh, thank you, makes me so happy.
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