This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I'll be doing a bit of baking for Sunday's gathering, so if you aren't = coming for the coffee, think about coming for the food. Since we're = starting around brunch time, I'm planning to bake madeleines made with = fresh lemon zest from our trees, something chocolate, miKe's biscotti or = some not-too-sweet scones baked with oatmeal and fruit. I may make a = batch of focaccia - a kind of pizza bread - and some spanikopita too. = I'll also make a salad or two - our garden is beginning to overflow with = tomatoes, basil, and more. I'll try to get a dual roast in tomorrow morning too - didn't have a = chance today, but 2 days rest should be enough. I'm thinking of = roasting 2 batches of Miel, one in my HGDB setup and one in the HotTop. = I've never compared different methods side by side and I hope I can hit = the same level of roast pretty closely so it will be a good comparison. = I'll have my HGDB and HotTop available on Sunday for anyone who wants to = try a roast. If you want to join us for great coffee, food, and company, contact me = off list and I'll send you details and directions.
Ah, I am so jealous (Boston is not driving distance, is it?) Sounds wonderful. I make lots of different biscotti (depending on what's in my cabinet), pizza, focaccia. With all this talk on this list about bread & stuff, I've gone back to bread baking - made ciabatta this week (still needs improvement, but I'll get there). We usually have spanikopita on holidays here (mmm - love it), but Ive never attempted madeleines (/love/ /them/). Fresh lemons... from your own trees... Did I mention that I'm jealous? Lynne Zara Haimo wrote: <Snip>
Lynne, It's within driving distance, and you had better get started right now or you'll be late! Boston isn;t so bad, I just got back from Framingham & the weather was much nicer than here in Jersey. Nowhere near as humid. And you have Terroir (which I didn't get a chance to visit -- maybe next time?). --MikeW On 7/28/06, Lynne wrote: <Snip> -- "There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know." -- Ambrose Bierce
Mike - Actually, I wouldn't live anywhere else. After 2 1/2 yrs under the Arizona sun, I am VERY thankful for our clouds, our rain, and especially the people here. I love it. I don't even have any desire to travel anymore (although I am being tempted with a possible school trip to Nepal that may happen next year.) But... as for Terroir - I have fond memories of the original Coffee Connection (back in the 70's, B.C. - Before Charbucks), but I will pass on Terroir coffee. I've had it at Whole Foods, (if they served stale coffee, I can't blame him, though, can I?). Ugh. Awful. Poured it out, down a drain. And that was back when I was drinking LaVazza - even that was better. Our weather has been strange this year. Lots of rain (I'm the only one around here that loves that), and lately - the thunderstorms are frightening. We had one Thurs. nite (lost power, too) that was as bad as the ones we used to experience in Arizona. This is not typical for this area. And, of course, the rest of the country - and world - is going through similar things... well, it scares the crap out of me. I need another cup of coffee... Lynne Michael Wascher wrote: <Snip>