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Practice Bagels

(scroll down for an update on my 40th birthday plans)

I have a culinary bucket l  It’s not terribly long, though I do add to it on occasion.  I blogged a bit about it on A Single Step (the blog my inner everything else booted my inner foodie from earlier this year).  Looking back on the post, I see that not only have I not tackled much, I didn’t mention bagels on there.

They look so simple.  Dough.  I can make dough.  Roll & shape.  Bob Blumer learned to shape bagels in no time on his show.  How hard can it be?   Boil.  Easy.  Bake.  Great, I’ve got it nailed.

Culinary ego is so cute, isn’t it?  Here’s a pic of my shaping attempt, post-boil, to cure that in a hurry.

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Peanut allergy and a request

The journey begins

There is no history of food allergies in our families.  We had no reason to suspect anything when we gave our darling son some peanut butter toast at 11 months old.  At the time, the jury was out on whether or not parents should give peanut butter to youngsters or wait until they’re 25 before attempting it. Continue reading