The wasp and the sticky bun

I had an encounter with the local wildlife on the weekend: a wasp stung me on my lip. It was not a particularly nice experience. I blame the cinnamon bun. I had gone to Bandit Bakery to get some bread. Bandit Bakery is the best artisan bakery on the planet and they make the best… Continue reading The wasp and the sticky bun

Sourdough bread, Discord, and the electric car

I finally made a loaf of sourdough bread that looks and tastes like sourdough bread. Most of my efforts recently have failed and ended up more like bricks than loaves of bread. But this one is almost perfect. It's quite satisfying after many many failures to have one turn out more or less normal. The… Continue reading Sourdough bread, Discord, and the electric car

Pastries, broccoli, tartan skirt, and carrot lox

Foodstory Café in Aberdeen have started making sourdough pastry. Their sourdough bread is already well-known in Aberdeen for its deliciousness so we decided to sample the sourdough pastry, strictly for academic purposes. Foodstory is still only open for takeaways but not long now - they'll be allowed to open fully at the end of… Continue reading Pastries, broccoli, tartan skirt, and carrot lox

Emotional attachment to a place and good bread

Have you ever felt an emotional attachment to a place or even a landscape? A feeling of belonging when you go there even when you've never been there before? I feel that way about Scotland and to a lesser extent, England. It puzzles me a bit because the environment I grew up in was so… Continue reading Emotional attachment to a place and good bread