Einkorn and Spring Feels
Being in the city was nice, but it feels amazing to be back and thrust into the wonders of Spring in Kingston. I don’t think I ever really appreciated trees until I moved up here, and now I find myself stopping in awe around every corner (there are a lot of good trees here).
I got to indulge in some great food in NYC last week, even hitting up my home bagel and pizza shops. They were both great, but now that I’ve been eating KBL bagels every weekend, the one thing that’s so different is most bagels have no flavor. They just taste like slightly sweet white bread. It reminds me how flavor is the most important thing for me and I will sacrifice almost everything else for it. It should be a good weekend for that!
You can pre-order bagels (and bread) online They’re also a bit cheaper if you order them ahead of time and it guarantees you some bagels. Pickups start at 9:30 AM on Saturday.
Pizza @ West Kill Brewing Sunday 4/28
In a couple of weekends, we’re going to be (hopefully) enjoying the beautiful weather and cooking pizza (and some other tasty treats) outside at West Kill Brewing’s Taproom in the Catskills. Our friends at West Kill make some of the best beer in the area (and we would argue anywhere) and we can’t wait to pair some classic pizza cooked in a portable oven and our some of our favorite sandwiches as well. Take the drive into the mountains and come through starting when they open around 12:30 until we sell out.
This Week’s Loaves: Einkorn + Whole Wheat Pan Loaf + Upstate Levain + Country + Baguettes
Einkorn is one of my favorite ancient grains to work with. It has such a unique aroma and flavor, even though its an ancestor of the wheat we know today, it tastes completely different. I think of it as being ‘grassy’ and having an almost olive oil like flavor, with nothing but the flour itself.
Whole Wheat Pan Loaf is our take on a 100% whole wheat sandwich bread. Last time we made this, it was a huge hit and with good reason. It was moist but sliceable, and so good with a thick schmear of butter.
Upstate Levain is our classic loaf with 50% local whole wheat (some of it fresh milled). Great for sandwiches.
Kingston Country is our take on a pain de campaigne, a French sourdough loaf, with mostly organic white flour and a touch of fresh-milled local whole wheat. Great for dipping in olive oil or your favorite schmear.
Now Playing: Lil Simz - GREY Area
After a GRIME week and our general addiction to the chill side of modern rap, Lil Simz seems like the perfect jam to really take us into spring. Alternatingly dark, powerful, fun, and catchy, her flow is just so good and the music is great.