Zen, Baking Bread, and a Thrift Find

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After watching (and enjoying) the documentary, How to Cook Your Life featuring Zen Priest Edward Espe Brown, I couldn’t wait to buy the Tassajara Bread Book!

I found out it had been updated over the years, and I was lucky enough to find the latest edition.

I’m excited to bake some of the recipes, and since the weather is cooler this week in the Pacific Northwest, I may give it a whirl.

In case you haven’t heard of the film, here is the trailer:

Oh, and in keeping with my thrift shop nerdiness, I found this very cool retro Salton electric bread warmer, and I can hardly wait to use it.  I’ve sold a few of these on Ebay, but I have never found one that had a blue and white checkered cover.  Usually they have the God awful gold, orange, or brown colors.

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This will be nice for keeping muffins, bread, and rolls warm on the buffet…

if I don’t end up selling it on Ebay.  I’m fickle 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Zen, Baking Bread, and a Thrift Find

  1. I really enjoyed it. I love docs that make me think, and this one truly touched my heart.

    Every since I picked up “A New Earth” and “The Power of Now”, I’ve been going through some powerful changes. I love it! I’m even growing my hair out LOL

    Baking bread is so much fun. I need to clean my house before I bake or cook anything this week. I’ve been lazy. I’m anemic again, but I’m treating it naturally this time, and I feel hopeful I won’t need iron infusions.

    What kind of bread are ya bakin’?

  2. I’ve been a baking fool. I did a couple loaves of just regular white bread. it’s an amish recipe and Vaughan loves it for his work sandwiches. I also made a pot of soup today so made a batch of cheesey dill and onion biscuits. They are so good I’m posting the recipe tomorrow. Your hair always looks so amazing. It’s fun to grow it out into a different style.

  3. You absolutely have the best thrift stores there! I have never even seen one of those bun warmer things! my gosh… what crap we have here.

  4. Great finds! I’ve been wanting to buy that bread book since I LOVED that movie as well, I actually own the DVD of the movie now, I just need the bread book.
    That bread warmer looks cool.

  5. Pingback: Winter Vegetable Soup and Tassajara Honey Wheat Bread « Angelnina’s Cottage

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