Flying Dark Pumpernickel

I’ve often made the dark pumpernickel bread from Donna Rathmell German’s excellent The Bread Machine Cookbook. It’s good, but not as good as the pumpernickel from When Pigs Fly Bakery. And I think I’ve figured out the difference. I tweaked Donna’s recipe a little and then added some fennel seeds for the special flavor I …

An Old Friend Returns from the JanSport “Hospital”

My JanSport backpack and I have travelled everywhere together – all across the United States, Germany, Scotland, Italy and right here in lovely Sunderland, Massachusetts. I use it a lot as a ride my bicycle around town to do work and run errands. I often throw a laptop, a few folders or some boxes to …