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Photo Contest: Harvest Season

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Floydm

Photo Contest: Harvest Season

Let's try something new: anyone up for a photo contest?

The theme: harvest season, since for all of us in the northern hemisphere it is getting to be that time of year.

If you are a site member, you should be able to upload an image here. I created a new gallery for this contest that your images can go in (click on the categories link while uploading the image to select the gallery). You can also just add a comment to this thread linking to any photo of yours you post on your own site or on photobucket.

My first entry:


At this point, I'd say there aren't any rules because there aren't any prizes. Obviously baked goods should be involved though.

If you run into any trouble posting images, email me your image and I can post the image for you. Just be sure to include your screen name and any comments about it so that I can attribute it to you properly.

Updated 9/19: I'm going to start including some of the cool pics people are uploading here, so people don't have to go hunt around for them.

There is wendyshum's rustic bread full of flax, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds:

and beenjamming's sourdough with NY apples:

Whoa! I just noticed Joe Fisher's loaf shaped like a pumpkin:

(click on the image to see a large pic and what he wrote about it)

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GreyStone

WOW!

That photo there is a prize winner Floydm.

Homegrown Tomatoes and Basil.

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breadnerd

Here's sort of a corny set-up photo, but I AM proud of myself this year for doing a better job of preserving my "bounty" this season :) Everythiing here was grown in our yard--except for a few ingredients in the bread and jellies...

Just in the mood to bake baguettes today, and they go with everything!

Baguettes and Bounty

 

 

 

 

 

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Floydm

That is a beautiful spread.  

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breadnerd

Okay that worked!

 

Here's a not-so-good photo, but it's a fun one. This is most of a day's baking in my mud oven earlier this summer. I made ciabatta and rosemary-olive bread, and my friend brought over french bread dough. Our apples were just ripe, and I promised BF if he peeled, I'd make a pie too!

 

This was my third bake in the oven--we just made it this spring--and I managed to do all of these (plus what I sent home with the friend) on one firing! I think it was about four batches of bread, and then the pie baked in about an hour....

 

oven results

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Brokenspoke

First off, loved your contribution, made me want to go out and get some apples and do some pies and tarts.... miss the days of living back east when the apples were at all the stands along the road and the cider fresh.  Your breads look great and I hope to get that computer add-on one day that allows smell and taste..... :)

Question?????

I notice in your photo the use of a lined basket for your bread, may I ask where you found that particular style for French bread?  I have several similar ones for baking round loaves of different sizes but haven't located ones for Baguettes.  Any help would be appreciated.

 Thanks

Bob

 

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breadnerd

Yeah, we just bought fresh cider today!

 

Well, the lined basket was a gift from a friend in the antique business--I think it is actually from France, but I'm not positive. It was a very cool gift. She also got me the round bread cutting board in the photo :)

 

It actually is a little long and unwieldy. Due to it's size and age, I usually line it with a few linens and put either two or three loaves in it--and then I flip them out with help from the liner fabric.

 

I think I've seen long baskets similar to this in stores such as cost plus or Pier 1.... if that helps. As long as you have the shape and you can line it with something, it doesn't matter too much what it's made out of. Hope this helps!

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Floydm

 Here is another entry:

apple pie 

More photos in my baker's blog

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chanit

farmhouse white bread

The recipe is here.

All my breads are in my Blog.

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helend

I think my entry is in the gallery!

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Floydm

Yes!  Here it is.

 

 

That is lovely.
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breadnerd

Ooh that is a lovely spread.  What's the cake on the left?

 

And the loaf is a beautiful shape!

 

Just gorgeous! 

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helend

Thanks Floyd for sorting my post out!

Thanks Breadnerd for compliments!

I was pleased with the loaf - amazing oven spring this time.  I find this recipe does do better if unscored.

The cake is a fine polenta (cornmeal) and yoghurt cake with tayberries (frozen earlier in the summer) and Bolero Tuscan eating apples, both from the garden.

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Teresa_in_nc

Please move my harvest entry to this page - I could not find a way to get here.

Thanks!

Teresa

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Floydm

Yeah, here is your post:

"Today I baked two loaves of Ten Grain Bread and added to them my "harvest" entries:

from left to right Peach Marmalade, Hot 'n Sweet Pepper Jelly, Cranberry Chutney, and

my mom's Garden Relish."

 

 

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breadnerd

What a lovely picture, and your bread looks great.

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Floydm

"Fruit of the Oven"

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tomsbread

Thanks Floydm...

....for the moving gesture :)

Tomsbread 

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Floydm

Roasted Garlic and Herb Pain a L'Anicienne

 

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Teresa_in_nc

Beautiful bread - it looks good enough to eat!

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Khalariel

This is too much.....I can't stand this they look soooooo gooood to eat!!!  I'm baking my own batch yum yum yum.