I have been really busy this fall and haven't been spending as much time baking as I'd like to. Yesterday, I went to make lunch for the kids and discovered one crumbly, very sad looking end piece of bread staring at me from the bottom of the sandwich bread bag :-( My next thought was, should I run out to the store as the temperature outside is dropping like a rock? No way! I'll make my go to recipe for no knead bread. No "need" to worry!
This recipe is extremely easy. You just have to plan a little...just a little, because this bread will have to sit and grow for about 18 hours. I use my cast iron stock pot and cook it at 450 degrees for half an hour. I don't use the cornmeal either, I just use extra flour on the towel and on the top. You can throw it together before bed and then finish the process the next day before dinner. Nice crispy hot bread for dinner!!!
You can get the full recipe here. Watch and see how easy it is. It's very, very difficult to mess this one up. I made this today, and when I put it in the oven it looked like a doughy blob of something I can't describe, but came out of the oven as a beautiful boule of artisan bread! It really makes me look like I know what I'm doing!
 
 
We're just past Halloween and I think my kids are on candy overload. I'm all for cheating now and then, but I think everyone knows that candy isn't very healthy and can make you put on the pounds. Not to mention all the artificial dyes and other unhealthy things it contains, but how would you feel if I told you that before your favorite steak was sitting on your plate, the cow was eating a diet of candy! Not just any candy, but old candy not fit for human consumption! Apparently, candy is cheaper (which sounds very familiar) than a healthy diet in the cow world. So, not only are a lot of people eating unhealthy, but the cow on their plate is eating unhealthy too. Well, it's true and to read the story click here!

If you can believe it, I have another one for you. Apparently bees like M&M's! In France the hard working honey bee taking candy colored sugars back to their hives, instead of doing their job and pollinating the flowers and carrying the sweet, sweet nectar back to their hives!
Click here for that story. 

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I try to watch what I'm putting into my body and now I have to worry about what's being fed to my favorite cheeseburger. Yikes! Also, we have bees addicted to sugar instead of what nature has given naturally! It all sounds so familiar...
 
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