back to kitchen antics

Happy Place, Happy Space

Loving Husband returned to school this week, which meant back to a semblance of a routine. Lots happening in the kitchen after a beatific & carefree summer break. It was good fun kneading bread and planning meals again.

From top left, clockwise: Black & White cheesecake, breakfast pita pizza, sourdough granola, seeded sour (also pictured in the Feature), scramble on bagel, flatbreads ready for Loving Husband’s lunchbox

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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  1. Ju-Lyn — I’m swept away by the feature photo: luscious bread on a gorgeous cloth. Please frame it and hang it in your kitchen!

    I’m filled with joy to see your kitchen magic. I join you in welcoming the new season. Thank you for sharing your beatific summer with us. (And thanks for mentioning my blog!)


    1. Younger Child is often my model in these “clutching the loaf” photographs; she is a good sport, particularly when the loaves are still warm and a tad uncomfortable to hold on to for extended periods.

      Hurray for the Fall: here’s to pumpkins & fallen leaves!


    1. Glad to have you visit, Sandy!
      I was wondering myself when I read the recipe. The sourdough discard is mixed with the oil & maple syrup, and them mixed in with the dry ingredients. It reduces the sugar & fat required to coat the dry ingredients. The end result is not a crunchy as some of the granolas I’ve had, but certainly very tasty.

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        1. Not at all! I hear you on the crunchy! My big issue with granola is the amounts of fat & sugar that go into it … which is why I typically steer towards muesli. Anyhow, I am always looking for new ways to use my discard

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  3. Ju-Lyn, Thank you for the mention and your contribution to weekend coffee share. You’ve made beautiful and delicious-looking food. Have a wonderful week!


      1. We have finished the cheesecake – it was yummy to the last! We are very partial to New York versions and this is the first time we baked our own crust – we usually cheat and use crushed digestive biscuits. We have decided it is well worth the effort to make the crust from scratch.

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