I just found this site which looks great and am hoping I can learn a lot here. I began cooking a few years ago, and can only do it when I have time which is seldom so I leave most to my wife who is a great cook.
But I like to cook and want to learn a lot more and create some items that are very different in the common world. Since I am so new at this, I will be asking a lot of questions that may leave you wondering where I am coming from but I ask for your patience. What brought me here was my search for a strong flavored sourdough bread. Pillsbury introduced a new line of biscuits a few recent years ago that are found in the frozen section in blue bags. They had a really GREAT sourdough biscuit with a very strong flavor which I truly loved. Unfortunately, they decided to pull the sourdough recipe off the market. It seems whatever I really like, no one else does or few do and they are pulled from the market, like these biscuits and Indian Trails Cranberry Salad made from the ground berries, orange, including some peel and sugar - no jello or gelatin PLEASE. So, since I love it so much, my wife buys as many packages of cranberries as we can store and she grinds them and makes the cranberry salad for me. It is GREAT, in my humble opinion. We live in southern Indiana in an area known as BROWN COUNTY which is a large tourists attraction half way between Columbus and Bloomington and 50 miles south of Indy. We are out in the country and no, it is not a farm. There are 15 acres, surrounded by woods, hills and a small stream a ton of wildlife and we LOVE it very much. I looked down here (when I was single) for 1 - 1/2 years until finally, we came up this drive with a large hill and when we got to the top, everything just seemed to open up, like spreading its arms for me. I looked over at the house, saw this old log cabin with additions built onto it and said before getting out of the car, "This is IT!' The realtor replied, "You haven't even seen the inside and I said it did not matter as that could always be changed which is what I and "we" have done. I married my wife a couple of years later, and we are at HOME! We have a large kitchen that we just created two years ago out of our family room. It is 18' x 15' with a large island in the center. It is also an all gas kitchen which makes it even better. So, that's about it. I am off to try to find a great sourdough recipe now.
The Old One!