Good Friends Are Like Angels, You Don\’t Have To See Them To Know They Are There

Thank You for reading my Blog.
Thank You for being a friend.
Each one of you is an inspiration!
May Peace, Love, and Beauty be with you in the New Year!
Secretary, Hearst Magazines, @1980. Photo by Bruce Barone.
An image from my soon-to-be published book
Famous People Famous Places
with an Introduction by Luc Sante

Are there Angels in your life?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

Good Friends Are Like Angels, You Don’t Have To See Them To Know They Are There

Thank You for reading my Blog.
Thank You for being a friend.
Each one of you is an inspiration!
May Peace, Love, and Beauty be with you in the New Year!
Secretary, Hearst Magazines, @1980. Photo by Bruce Barone.
An image from my soon-to-be published book
Famous People Famous Places
with an Introduction by Luc Sante

Are there Angels in your life?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

Smile

Egg Farm. Otis, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.
The best fresh eggs in Western Massachusetts.
 
What makes you smile?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

No-Knead Cranberry and Walnut Bread

My daughter was coming over for lunch. Tuna Salad, I thought, would be delicious on Cranberry and Walnut Bread. It was!

No-Knead Cranberry and Walnut Bread from Bruce\’s Kitchen.
Formula
2 cups bread flour
2 cups rye flour
2 cups warm water
1/2 teaspoon yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups cranberries
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
olive oil (for coating)
extra flour, wheat bran, or cornmeal (for dusting)

Equipment:
One medium mixing bowl
6 to 8 quart pot with lid (Pyrex glass, Le Creuset cast iron, or ceramic)
Wooden Spoon or spatula (optional)
Plastic wrap
Two or three cotton dish towels (not terrycloth)

Process:

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add dried cranberries and walnuts. Add water and incorporate by hand or with a wooden spoon or spatula for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Lightly coat the inside of the bowl with olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest 12 hours (or more) at room temperature (approx. 65-72°F).

Remove the dough from the bowl and fold once or twice. Let the dough rest 15 minutes in the bowl or on the work surface. Next, shape the dough into ball. Generously coat a cotton towel with flour, wheat bran, or cornmeal; place the dough seam side down on the towel and dust with flour. Cover the dough with a cotton towel and let rise 1-2 hours at room temperature, until more than doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 450-500°F. Place the pot in the oven at least 30 minutes prior to baking to preheat. Once the dough has more than doubled in volume, remove the pot from the oven and place the dough in the pot seam side up. Cover with the lid and bake 30 minutes Then remove the lid and bake 15-30 minutes uncovered, until the loaf is nicely browned.

Tuna Salad on Cranberry Walnut Bread.

Let me know if you make no-knead bread.
I would love to hear from you!


If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me

Smile

Egg Farm. Otis, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.
The best fresh eggs in Western Massachusetts.
 
What makes you smile?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

No-Knead Cranberry and Walnut Bread

My daughter was coming over for lunch. Tuna Salad, I thought, would be delicious on Cranberry and Walnut Bread. It was!

No-Knead Cranberry and Walnut Bread from Bruce’s Kitchen.
Formula
2 cups bread flour
2 cups rye flour
2 cups warm water
1/2 teaspoon yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups cranberries
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
olive oil (for coating)
extra flour, wheat bran, or cornmeal (for dusting)

Equipment:
One medium mixing bowl
6 to 8 quart pot with lid (Pyrex glass, Le Creuset cast iron, or ceramic)
Wooden Spoon or spatula (optional)
Plastic wrap
Two or three cotton dish towels (not terrycloth)

Process:

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add dried cranberries and walnuts. Add water and incorporate by hand or with a wooden spoon or spatula for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Lightly coat the inside of the bowl with olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest 12 hours (or more) at room temperature (approx. 65-72°F).

Remove the dough from the bowl and fold once or twice. Let the dough rest 15 minutes in the bowl or on the work surface. Next, shape the dough into ball. Generously coat a cotton towel with flour, wheat bran, or cornmeal; place the dough seam side down on the towel and dust with flour. Cover the dough with a cotton towel and let rise 1-2 hours at room temperature, until more than doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 450-500°F. Place the pot in the oven at least 30 minutes prior to baking to preheat. Once the dough has more than doubled in volume, remove the pot from the oven and place the dough in the pot seam side up. Cover with the lid and bake 30 minutes Then remove the lid and bake 15-30 minutes uncovered, until the loaf is nicely browned.

Tuna Salad on Cranberry Walnut Bread.

Let me know if you make no-knead bread.
I would love to hear from you!


If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me

Resolutions vs. Alterations

I found this old negative, a photo of a store on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, taken many many years ago and I thought how apt of a word, how better than resolution.

So, instead of New Year\’s Resolutions, I am making Alterations.

To a great degree, all the Alterations are inter-connected, and I am enjoying illustrating each alteration with my photography.
 
In the book, Balancing Life By The Rule, Debra Farrington shows us the difference between self-help and spiritual growth in her article on creating a \”rule\” to guide everyday life, based on Christian monastic rules.

Contrasting a rule with a New Year\’s resolution, she says that the latter is based on what we think is wrong with us (too fat, too poor, too tired, etc), while a spiritual rule grows from a desire to become more fully what we were created to be.

What do you think?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

Resolutions vs. Alterations

I found this old negative, a photo of a store on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, taken many many years ago and I thought how apt of a word, how better than resolution.

So, instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I am making Alterations.

To a great degree, all the Alterations are inter-connected, and I am enjoying illustrating each alteration with my photography.
 
In the book, Balancing Life By The Rule, Debra Farrington shows us the difference between self-help and spiritual growth in her article on creating a “rule” to guide everyday life, based on Christian monastic rules.

Contrasting a rule with a New Year’s resolution, she says that the latter is based on what we think is wrong with us (too fat, too poor, too tired, etc), while a spiritual rule grows from a desire to become more fully what we were created to be.

What do you think?
I would love to hear from you!

If you want distinctive nature, documentary or portrait photography–photography with soul that inspires you to live a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.