Dough made in bread machine, baked in oven

My husband all the time says that bread machine is not meant to bake. To have a better crust and result in general, I should give it a try baking bread in oven. So, for my third attempt for whole wheat bread I have made some research and found this useful step by step blog…

Organic bread crumbs

I have been baking quite a bit of bread lately. Thus, we have a lot of leftover. I have decided to make some organic bread crumbs from leftovers of whole wheat bread. The process is quite straightforward: just leave old bread to dry and then crush it. I have left it for almost a week on my…

Organic California orange jam

Citrus fruits used to be a symbol of the Golden State’s prosperity. As said in Los Angeles magazine: “Spanish missionaries in San Diego planted the first California orange trees in 1769, but it wasn’t until the 1870s that an endless belt of groves transformed Los Angeles into what became known as the Orange Empire”. Inspired by this…

Strawberry jam

One of many features of bread maker is jam making option. To prepare nice Saturday breakfast I have decided to make some jam that would go well European style bread. Strawberry jam is my husband’s favorite, thus it was my option for the first batch. I have bought some strawberries in Walmart (were not that…