Release day!

HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE by Barbara O’Neal Available TODAY in trade paperback from your local retailer, or these on-line venues Also available as an ebook for Kindle, and Nook and other formats. READ MORE ABOUT IT A lovely review from Publisher’s Weekly How to Bake a Perfect Life Barbara O’Neal, Bantam, $15 trade […]

A beautiful loaf

Jack had to have a bit of surgery this week (he’s fine, he’s fine!) and when I got home from finding out, I didn’t even take off my sweater. I gravitated to the kitchen and started pulling out flour. This is the result, a wheaty loaf, using a small amount of buckwheat in a poolish starter. […]

The heady alchemy of baking bread

It’s a cold winter afternoon, the kind when winter blisters past the windows, turning everything blue.  Inside, I am kneading bread.  Not in a bread machine but with my own palms and wrists.  The dough is whole wheat, heavy and thick, and it takes muscle to punch it down, to knead and fold and press, […]

Testing recipes

D-day is Friday.  I’ve been testing recipes after I’ve done my pages for the day.  Honestly? It’s a great way to write a book.         Today was raisin bread day.    Tomorrow morning, French toast made with the fresh raisin bread.  Mmmm. Release day! HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE by Barbara […]