My Crumby Blog

What is your trail?

It's easy to have a following when you leave a trail… As a parent I often wonder about the path that each of my daughters might choose as they navigate their way though pre-teen and teenage years. While I cannot always predict their future decisions, I can look at...

WHY is it SO HARD to find RYE FLOUR?

If you are learning to bake, it is relatively easy to find the "go-to" flour.... all-purpose. If, however, you dive right into some great pumpernickel or rye bread or decided you need help getting a good sourdough starter going (or reactivated), you will need rye...

What Insights into Friendship Can You Get from Baking?

A lot apparently. As I develop my fourth or fifth sourdough starter, I am reminded of how much patience goes into this process. I had gotten to the point where I believed that I could troubleshoot any problem with my starter, and yet it is being very finicky and not...