Growing up, I loved chicken pot pie night. I thought it was soooo yummy. However, the pot pie I ate was a frozen one and was filled with preservatives and just bad tasting stuff. I had no idea how truly awful it was until I […]
I’ve noticed every time we return home from our annual visit to Germany, my husband is a little depressed. At first, I thought it was that he missed his family… then I thought it was the weather… Finally, I realized it was the bread. Of course, he does miss his family and he hates the heat in South Florida, but the bread is what causes his sadness upon each return. The bread in Germany is amazing. His parents go out each morning to a local bakery and bring home a few brochen (small bread rolls) for us to eat for breakfast. You could say this spoils us… especially when we get home and the bread is awful here. The only way to get really good bread here is to find a great European bakery close to where you live or make it yourself. I’ve given up on finding a great European Bakery. They don’t seem to exist in South Florida… :(
So to keep a happy hubby, I set out to make bread more often. I have tons of bread baking cookbooks, but most recipes call for a two or sometimes three day process. Well, that is a little difficult with my busy life. I came across this book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day. Fabulous bread that takes you only 5 minutes to prepare? Rrrrrright. I thought it was a hoax… how can bread that is not kneaded be any good?!?!? Well… here’s the thing, IT IS GOOD! AND it really only takes 5 minutes of active time to bake fresh bread. I’m a believer, and we’ve been eating fresh bread more often (than we should! lol) I highly suggest everyone who likes bread to go out and buy this book… its totally worth it!
Geez, I feel like its been a month since I’ve blogged… oh wait, it HAS been a month. Well, I’ve been busy… lots of good things going on. I finally made the decision to leave my job as a commercial lines insurance agent to work with my husband full time asthe Studio Manager. In case you’re new to my blog, and/or missed all of my past shameless plugs… he’s a fabulous photographer. I’m excited and just a tad scared of this new adventure I’m embarking on. However, one of the things I’m really looking forward to is having more time for my blog. I feel like I’ve treated my poor blog like a red headed stepchild lately and I’m sorry!
On to the food… The past month or two, Stephan and I decided to concentrate on eating healthy. Well we always eat pretty healthy, but we’ve avoided the sweets… that’s also part of the reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog… Who wants to see grilled fish with steamed veggies… again? Yeah, I didn’t think so! LOL! This salad is definitely blogworthy! Its stupid easy and quick to prepare and lastly… very yummy!