First Farmers’ Market – Frigid Temps = Bake a Loaf of Bread

Making my way to the Lyndale Farmers’ Market last Saturday for my first visit was fun. The wind and the temps were in the 30s Fahrenheit. I had put all my gloves and warm hats away for the season. I needed gloves. My hands were too cold too quickly.

Here’s some photos from the Lyndale Farmers’ Market and of the one – loaf of bread.

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There are a few artisan food sellers with tortillas, cheese, pork, some rhubarb, and chives, wild rice, olive oil and mostly plants for the garden are to be found, at this time of year.

There were some very delicate looking asparagus. I bought chives (?), flowers for my kitchen and proceeded back home to make a loaf of bread. A bread maker, I am not, nor do I have a bread making machine. (It was cold and it would heat up the place.) I really liked the chain saw wood sculptures of animals and birds!

I looked for a one-loaf of bread recipe and thought I would be okay with a few changes. ER, well it was okayyyy.  I didn’t put in the required amount of salt thinking that I could half it. That was not a great decision. It needed the salt.

At the Lyndale Farmers’ Market there is always something delicious or fun to find.


Bread Recipe

For this simple recipe, I exchanged the margarine for olive oil and substituted 1/2 cup white flour with whole wheat. I had to add more moisture as it was too dry. I threw in some chives.

The loaf of bread was tasty and had a nice firm crust, but had a design flaw. (Sigh) After the second rise, the dough did not fuse together on the inside. There was no taste of chives in the final bread loaf. Hmm. Maybe salmon loaf would work next time?

Bread making is an art that I have not mastered by a long shot!

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.  It’s wonderful to see the sun again!

Welcome to Fiesta Friday. This weeks co-hosts this week are Loretta @ Safari of the Mind and Linda @ Fabulous Fare Sisters. Join a wide range of world cooks creating kitchen food magic.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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2 Responses to First Farmers’ Market – Frigid Temps = Bake a Loaf of Bread

  1. Loretta says:

    Don’t you just love Farmer’s Markets? I know I do, and from what you’re showing, it looks like it was quite a trip. The bread does look good even though you found some flaws in it….it definitely is an art that after repeated attempts, one can eventually master. Thanks for bringing it to the Fiesta.

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