Saturday November 18th is the Holiday Market at the Emerson!!! All the farmers and food vendors will be UPSTAIRS and the holiday offerings will be where we normally are in the ballroom. It's such a wonderful event and I hope to see you all there to stock up for your feast and even find some gifts for your friends and family!
We will have Country Sourdough, Polenta Sourdough, KAMUT Wheat Sourdough and Walnut Sage Sourdough loaves for you.
It's that time of year when I start obsessing about what kind of stuffing to make for Thanksgiving and as most years I look for inspiration from Smitten Kitchen and the recipe below is based on one of hers with a few minor changes. I just had to add the pecans since I liked them so much in another stuffing I made and the extra shallot gives it just a bit more flavor. Happy cooking!
Preheat to 350°F. Spread bread chunks on a baking sheet. Bake until just starting to brown, stirring occasionally about 15 minutes. If your pecans are not toasted yet you can do that at the same time on a separate baking sheet.
Generously butter a 9-inch square oven proof dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, shallot, thyme, salt and black pepper and cook for a few minutes until translucent. Add celery and cook for 2 more minutes. Add apple and sauté until just starting to soften 3 to 4 minutes more.
Place bread in a large mixing bowl and add content of pan to it. Whisk egg and 1/2 cup stock together and pour over. Stir in the herbs and pecans. Spoon into prepared pan. If mixture looks a little dry, pour remaining 1/2 cup broth over it. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until brown on top and no liquid appears if you insert a knife into the center. Serve immediately, or reheat as needed.
This week we will have Cheddar Cheese Sourdough, Country Sourdough and Polenta Sourdough loaves at the Bozeman Winter Farmers Market from 9am-12pm. Hope to see you there!!
We will not be at the October 7th market but everyone else will be!! There will be Breakfast Tacos, sauerkraut, amazing veggies, floating bees wax candles, jams, coffee and so much more!
Sorry to miss the market, but sometimes life pulls you away to go celebrate a life well lived and the marriage of two amazing humans all in one weekend. Jan Simis passed away last Sunday, she was one of my first bakery supporters and gave me the Viking range that I used to bake thousands of loaves in. She believed in what I was doing and her quiet undeterred support meant the world to me. My husband used to work on her land, building trails for her to walk on and soak up the beauty of the aspens and the views of Mono Lake. She knew how to be still and appreciate the wisdom nature offers us when we take the time to listen. Jan wrote the most beautiful letters and I so much enjoyed exchanging letters with her. We will miss her dearly but are happy to be able to join everyone in the celebration of her life.
A day after we will get to celebrate the wedding of my dear friend at the foot of the majestic granite walls of Yosemite Valley! Life is so beautiful and full of emotion at the moment. I am looking forward to taking Finley to our old home and watching his little face when he touches the salty waters of Mono Lake and the smooth granite of the Sierra Nevada for the very first time all while celebrating life in all its forms.
For September 23rd we will have Country Sourdough, Polenta Sourdough (Sandwich loaves and Batards), Walnut Sage Sourdough and a new Whole Wheat Sourdough loaf. See you at the Emerson Ballroom 9am- 12pm!!