What are your favorite ingredients and tools? My recipes are very much ingredient driven… I love to use fresh bits from the garden, orchard or farm. Foraging is one of my favorite follies, so things like sloe berries, elder berries and wild garlic always stir me. Since I make butter, there is always fresh buttermilk on hand, which is absolutely magnificent for baking. I bake all week so my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer is really a staple, especially for kneading bread or pizza dough. Also, couldn't live without an apple corer, cider press and bread stone. All I need now is a wood-fired brick oven…Santa?