Thursday, February 26, 2009


Finally the Bread Saga is coming to a close!

It was the no-knead recipe! It was a breakthrough. I have been adding too much flour all along. I never let it ferment long enough! The dough needs to be super sticky and MOST IMPORTANTLY it need to be baked INSIDE a cast iron dutch oven to steam itself!

We ate the whole loaf. After dinner.

At 50 cents a loaf, the world will never be the same. I can feed my people good bread.

Sometime the tiniest victory is all it takes to get you unstuck, you know?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


My contribution to the YWCA Afternoon Tea.
It's a bit fuzzy because I took it with my camera phone.

February has always been an uphill climb for me. I start to really get cabin fever. I dream about planting the garden, even though it's too early. I've spent countless hours looking at property in Italy like this, where I fantasize we might move someday. Someplace where olives and lemons grow alongside the vegetables. Really though.... I like it fine right here, right now. I realize I haven't been blogging much, because at this point in time it seemed healthier not to. With any kind of journaling though I have noticed that when I write, I slow down enough to take a careful look at what's going on in my life that can be beautiful.