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Janice Buckner's Sourdough Coffee Cake features Granny Smith apples, but you can stir in fresh blueberries and/or raspberries. Photo by Sue Doeden

Let's get it started -- sourdough, that is

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If you recall the 1980s, you'll remember Herman, a sweet cream-colored goop that got passed around from one friend to another along with a loaf of freshly baked quick bread. A chain letter was attached to a plastic bag or jar of sugar-spiked, bubbling brew affectionately referred to as Herman.


Herman was alive, and needed feeding and a comfortably warm spot on the kitchen counter to bubble and grow. He came with precise care instructions.

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