Does Sourdough Offer Hope for the Gluten Intolerant?


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In the last 20 years bakers around the world have revived the art of baking with a sourdough culture. At first this revival was related to flavor, but increasingly bakers are turning to sourdough cultures in the interest of health. It’s possible that the unique qualities of sourdough cultures may offer hope to those who think they are gluten intolerant or have an allergy to wheat. 

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Picture Sundays: A High School Bike Rack in Los Angeles Circa 1937


Behold the very full bike rack at Marshall High School, which is close to where we live in Los Angeles. It looks like a train station in Amsterdam. Like the photo of airplane factory workers I posted last week, this photo is a reminder of how our streets have changed in the post WWII era. Make those streets safe once again for kids to walk and bike and we could really put a dent in obesity, diabetes and heart disease rates.

Photo via Jeff Jacobberger. 

Saturday Linkages: Goats in Sweaters, Evil Gardeners and Cooking in the Dishwasher


Goats in sweaters! …

Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors in California Desert …

Evil, Frivolous Gardener!!! | Garden Rant …

No Queso-Dilla …

Is there norovirus where you are going? There’s an app for that

The sous vide of the suburbs: Cooking Thanksgiving in the dishwasher

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