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Week of August 15, 2016

Rob Salvino

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?  Biga style boule (Montana white wheat) This week’s bread features a hard white wheat from Montana that’s milled on Fairhaven Flour Mill’s stone mill. Some of the bran and germ have been sifted off to make it just a little lighter. ‘Biga’ refers to a long fermentation method. Today’s dough started more than 36 hours ago with a mixture of flour, water, and a pinch of yeast. This method sweetens the dough and is thought to aid in digestibility.  Tomato Rustic Tart (Einkorn wheat, Sonora wheat, Tonnemaker Farm tomatoes) Last week’s peach tart may have received...


Week of August 8, 2016

Rob Salvino

Week of August 8, 2016

What's Inside the Box Emmer & Rye Sourdough sandwich loaf (Espresso Red wheat, rye, emmer farro) We’re taking a break from the boules this week. This week’s loaf features rye flakes, cracked emmer farro, and Espresso Red wheat grown especially for Fairhaven Flour Mill and custom-milled for us. This bread makes nice sandwich slices, French toast, plain old toast, or grilled cheese. Peach Rustic Tart (Einkorn wheat, Sonora wheat, Collins Family Orchard peaches) There’s nothing like fresh organic peaches baked in a flaky tart crust—especially when that crust features einkorn flour from Bluebird Grain Farms. Go ahead, have some for...


Week of August 2, 2016

Rob Salvino

Week of August 2, 2016

What's Inside the Box   Rye porridge boule (organic Dark northern rye, organic stone ground wheat flour) This crusty loaf includes rye flour (20%) and cooked rye flakes for an extra moist and sweet interior. Blueberry scones (Sonora wheat) Peak-of –the season blueberries find their way into our Sonora wheat scones with a hint of orange. Burger buns (organic Expresso hard red wheat) How about some burger buns to complement the grilling season? These buns are made with stone-ground, lightly sifted expresso hard red wheat grown in Lynden, WA. Emmer shortbread cookies (emmer wheat flour, rye flour,  and Sonora wheat...


Week of July 25, 2016

Rob Salvino

Puzzle time. Noodle over this relatively challenging maze while you eat your breakfast. Visit krazydad.com if you need the answer.   What's Inside the Box Methow Red sourdough boule (Organic Methow Red wheat grown by Bluebird Grain Farms and milled by Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill) We are excited to bake for the first time a sourdough boule made exclusively from a single variety of wheat grown on a single farm. The organic Methow Red wheat was grown for us by Bluebird Grain Farms and custom-milled by Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill. Assorted bagels (Organic Methow Red wheat, Organic Montana white wheat)...


Week of July 18, 2016

Rob Salvino

Having grown up in the burbs of Chicago, the closest thing I did to hiking was walking the course when I played a round of golf. But every winter my family took a ski vacation in Colorado and I fell in love with mountains. The mountains proved to have such an irresistible allure that my wife and I headed to Seattle shortly after getting married twenty-something years ago. We bought Ira Spring’s 100 Hikes of Washington and set about exploring our new backyard. First backpacking excursion—Sourdough Mountain. No lie. Although baking sourdough (bread) is going to keep me from spending...