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Big Black Dog: Welcome to the 8th HBinFive Bread Braid

March 31, 2010

Welcome to the 8th HBinFive Bread Braid





Spring is such an interesting time of the year. One day it can be 70 degrees with everyone in short sleeves and the next day we could have snow! But Mother Nature has finally turned over and we're heading into Spring! The Garlic that I planted last October is coming up and so is my Rhubarb, Egyptian Onion and Parsley! And my Bluebirds have been busy checking out the Bluebird houses and deciding which one to claim as their own. I have five Bluebird houses and I'm hoping this year all are filled with little blue eggs. The below picture is from my 2008 Bluebird Nesting Census.


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For our Spring Celebration HBinFive Bread Braid we made Carrot Bread and Olive Spelt Bread and both were unique and delicious, with our favorite being the Olive Spelt Bread. Mr. Tastebuds thoroughly enjoyed the Olive Spelt Bread and almost ate the entire loaf by himself!

The Carrot Bread was wonderful toasted served with some of my homemade Carrot Cake Jam. And the Olive Spelt Focaccia turned a simple Drunken Red Wine Pasta into a very special meal. If you would like to read more about these recipes, please click on the below titles for more information.


Carrot Bread with Carrot Cake Jam

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Drunken Pasta and Olive Spelt Focaccia

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31 Comments:

Blogger theUngourmet said...

Great bread! Oh and that Carrot Cake Jam looks out of this world! I'd love to try some!

March 31, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Femalechef said...

Your bread/food always looks sooooooooo wonderful!!!

March 31, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger mangocheeks said...

I'm falling over with amazement. Your recipes are so original.

March 31, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Your breads look great. I always love the different ways you use them in meals. I need to try and be more original. Cannot wait to use my new thermometer. I am linked up!

March 31, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I am intriqued by the pasta and the main dishes that you pair with your breads. So creative.

March 31, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Julie Harward said...

YUM...the bread and jam look so good to me right now! Love the nest and eggs, I think thats why that blue is still my favorite today...from the first time as a child that I climbed up and peeked into a nest and saw them...I was in love with that color! Come say hi :D

March 31, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Teresa Bjork said...

I've always wanted to try the carrot cake jam. It looks yummy. Thanks for picking such nice spring recipes!

March 31, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Allie and Pattie said...

Thanks to you, I went out and bought the book and right after Easter that Olive Spelt Bread will be made!
xoxo Pattie

March 31, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Yum! That Drunken Pasta and Olive Spelt Focaccia looks delicious! Another great Bread Braid!

March 31, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

I'm actually on time this month! Woohoo!

March 31, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Aparna said...

Your breads look good, as always. I am a bit behind with my breads, but shall catch up next time. :)

March 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Raelyn said...

Thanks Michelle for another great choice. These breads were fabulous. This group has really inspired me to make lots of new bread in lots of different ways.

March 31, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It actually got to 77F here today! I wish I knew more about attracting Bluebirds here - I've never seen one!

I loved both of the spring breads we made this time and loved what you did with yours.

March 31, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

awww....look at the little eggs. It brings back memories of my bird breeding days. I haven't made the carrot bread yet....but I'm thinking.....thinking...thinking...on what I want to do with it other than a loaf of bread.

March 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Sook said...

The pasta looks fantastic!

March 31, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Daphne said...

I am so excited. I baked some bread that I really did like and will actually bake again. This is the first time I have been excited about posting my results!

March 31, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Daphne said...

I am so excited to post my results this time. I made breads that I will actually want to bake again. I am so jealous of your focaccia! Your bread looks fabulous!

March 31, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Maggy said...

I love the carrot bread - yum! I would have that for breakfast any day of the week.

April 1, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Petra said...

your drunken spaghetti and the nest above are both great reminders of Spring. Your spaghetti themelves remind me of a nest. Awesome looking foccasia.

April 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

Carrot cake jam - what a great idea!

April 1, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

YUM! Love all of your photos!!

April 1, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger How To: Simplify said...

This is such a great idea! I love the carrot cake bread!

April 1, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

This bread looks amazing! I bet it's great with that jam, mmm.

April 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
OpenID biz319 said...

I am going to make the olive bread for Easter - can't wait!

Loving this weather - and I loved the blue bird egg picture!

April 1, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Your bread looks fabulous. I need to make that carrot cake jam.
Mimi

April 1, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Your carrot cake jam sounds so gourmet! Definitely a unique and fun jam that would make a really nice gift. Your bread looks great!

April 1, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Kayte said...

All those bits of carrot in that bread and that wonderful jam...absolutely inpsiring and mouth watering! Love the second bread as well, along with that beautiful pasta...a meal to impress!

April 2, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I've said it before and I"ll say it again - this is great looking focaccia and I have to make it! The carrot bread doesn't look bad either. Oh I must get back to bread baking!

April 3, 2010 at 2:59 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Your breads look lovely. I like the little peeks of red in the olive spelt bread from the pimentos. I've been wanting to try making some of that carrot cake jam since I first saw the post about it. I'll have to try it sometime!
~Jenny~

April 3, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger CMC said...

This all looks SO good.

April 6, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I have to say, I really enjoyed both of these doughs! :)

April 19, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

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