Peter Reinhart’s Challah

by A.J. Coltrane

Easter called for another Challah, this time I tried Peter Reinhart’s, from his book Artisan Breads Every Day. (Last year was his “Double Celebration Challah“. For comparison, here is my 2nd attempt at Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Brioche, a recipe which I found to be a pain to parse.)

This year’s Challah was […]

Back From Vegas 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

The gambling on basketball didn’t go quite as well this year — the total was a few more losses than wins. Not a disaster, but it could have gone better. The over/unders didn’t go well. There were a few missed late free throws (two teams I picked combined to go 1-7 from […]

The 2016 Bracket Of Peril!

by A.J. Coltrane

The Most Perilous tourney bracket is back!

Link Here.

The group name is Cheap Seat Eats. Password is TakeMeOut. If you played in the group last year you can simply select “Rejoin Group”.

As always, the winner gets a whole bunch of nothing!

Join soon, the tournament starts Thursday, with the play-in games […]

The Salad Table And Peas On March 9, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

An update of the salad table and peas, one month later. It’s raining hard today.

Here are the peas, which were planted on February 8. Last weekend we put up the stakes and netting:

I may try running some twine from the pots to the netting to help the peas figure […]

The Winter Garden In March

by A.J. Coltrane

The winter (backyard) garden… I’m going to call it a success. Not a smashing success though. There’s definitely a theme to what worked and what didn’t.

The garlic is doing well. It still has another couple of months to size up before it needs to make way for the summer vegetables:

Mache […]