||[Dec. 13th, 2006|10:15 am]
My voice is slowly returning. Having a 5 year old doesn't permit me to rest my voice like I should.|
I'm ahead in my 100 Loaves blog, which is good for me. There is some way to have posts auto load on certain dates so I can prep them for the week and they are viewable on their day, but I haven't figured it out yet. I'll just ask Marz when she gets home.
Monday night we went to Robin's dinner in KC, and I took two loaves that were well received. I forgot to photograph them but Robin snapped a shot. I was thinking that it would have been funny to have police sketch style graphics rather than photos for one entry.
I resisted the urge to make more than one loaf yesterday, go me. One good loaf that will be enjoyed for a day or two rather than two loaves that will be gorged on and leftovers to go stale. I'm also far enough ahead that I need to blog what I have before I lose track and forget what was in the individual loaves.
While clearing out footwear that no longer fits (boots from the costume closet and the regular footwear), I finally decided to dispose of two pair that I have worn either once or never, my wonderfully scuffed combat boots go to a friend (if they fit), and the last two I'll see what I can get for them at Arizona Trading Co. Maybe I'd get more on ebay but let's be honest, it's a gamble and a hassle that I just don't want to deal with.
Mother Pockets asked if I'd like to be a baker out at faire for the soup kitchen, which is a good enough reason to get the two definitive books on building and using wood fired ovens for bread baking ("Build Your Own Earth Oven : A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven; Simple Sourdough Bread; Perfect Loaves" by Kiko Denzer and "The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens" by Daniel Wing). If nothing else, it's wonderful research for the 100 Loaves, and I can make one for my back yard to go with the patio. Which probably blows my chances for putting in a fire pit or chiminea, since I doubt Marz will allow more than one source for fire in our yard (picky person that she is). I will get the books in about 6 days so I can see how feasable building the oven is, not to mention the learning curve for baking in it (wood fire ovens you bake the loaves a shorter amount of time at a higher heat. Not what I'm used to).
So this week I spend catching up with my pics and blogs so I don't forget what ingredients when into which loaves, recover my voice, and anxiously await the arrival of my books.