Northern California

I find it hard to imagine going to San Francisco and NOT go up north. After only one hour in the car you end up in the food mecca of America. I was not aware of this before I had been there myself. I spend 7 days in Sonoma and Marin County but I do not even feel like I … Read More

ElmlidNorthern California

Happy Halloween

The other night we were invited to my editor for some pumpkin carving. I always get some kind of performance anxiety in situations like this.

ElmlidHappy Halloween

Moody Sourdough in SF

I have a bit of a hard time to get things started with my sourdough here in San Francisco. One would think it should love to come “Home”. As we know, San Francisco IS Home of the Sourdoughs. But no. Not my sourdough apparently. Instead I have experienced slow growth in my  doughs since I got here. Maybe the sourdough … Read More

ElmlidMoody Sourdough in SF

not making it to Big Sur

This trip takes longer than expected. We left LA early Saturday morning. The plan was to stop by Malibu for Breakfast (and check out the space shuttle of course!) and then head up to Big Sur to spend the night. We did not get very far. Malibu was too nice and we borrowed some body boards and chilled in the … Read More

Elmlidnot making it to Big Sur

Bread for Horse

Yesterday, just before I left the Wine Country for San Francisco, I got a mail from a girl named Emi. She had read on my blog that I wanted to trade Bread for a Horse. Since Emi did not have a horse herself she pulled her strings and organized for me to visit her friend Lisa. Now Lisa does not … Read More

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Last day of trading in Santa Rosa

Today is my last day in Santa Rosa. It has been a very interesting trip. So many lovely people. The Farmers Black Market has opened up completely and traded with me. I have received home made chutney out of figs and pear. Fresh Figs, and Grapes. I got to pick as much rosemary and sage as I wanted in Lauras … Read More

ElmlidLast day of trading in Santa Rosa

Bread Exchange in Santa Rosa

I have 3 kinds of Bread ready to trade today. They are all without yeast and baked with water from Big Sur and Sonoma Salt. 1) Simple White. The most simple kind and what I like the most – Water, Flour and Salt. 2) Santa Rosa Brewed. Baked with the local beer “Pliny the Elder” from Russian River Brewing company. … Read More

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Malibu Bread Exchange

On our way north on highway one we stopped by Dave in Malibu. Dave is a colleague of mine from Levi’s and is in charge of LVC in the US. He is also one of the most warm hearted people I met in the fashion business. Since I had doughs in the car, very ready to be baked, Dave offered … Read More

ElmlidMalibu Bread Exchange

Last chance for Bread in LA

I will be making 4 loaves today. There will be a charcoal Bread and a pink bread colored like the LA sky in the sunset. I will baking in Hollywood, in case it helps your planning. Let me know if you want me to bake for you. —————————————– These are my all time favorite LVC jeans. A 505 from 1967. … Read More

ElmlidLast chance for Bread in LA

The girls have arrived in California

Katrin and I will be roadtripping up the West coast. From LA to Sonoma. I will bake sourdough without yeast and let it take a twist by anything regional that might inspire me. Like the pink colored sky in LA. Or the Kale trend that hit me in the US. We are on a tight budget but are happy to … Read More

ElmlidThe girls have arrived in California