Artisan Bread – A Lengthy Process but Worth it

I live in a small city with no decent bread anywhere to be found. But of course I’m spoiled having lived in much bigger cities with incredible artisan breads sitting proudly on open bakery shelves, NOT in plastic bags. What’s up with the plastic bags, people? They’re bad for the environment, AND they make the…

And It Was Sunny … In May

Two weeks (sort of) back in time … Salty sea air, toes in the sand. The train screeches by. Clear, swooshing water as the boats pass along the Fremont canal. Fresh, crispy croissants and fruit pastries from Bésalu. The influx of sweet, bright, really really pretty cafés tinted a pale blue and scented with roasted…