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[Dec. 13th, 2006|10:15 am]
Verminius Rex
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.

From: rowangolightly
2006-12-13 04:29 pm (UTC)
That's very cool...look forward to having some of your bread this fall at faire!

There's also a person I want you to meet; she's the gal who'll be playing the part of the Baker at White Hart. She is doing some of the exact same research on ovens for the one that will be built at White Hart. Think I'm gonna go share those titles with her, if you don't mind.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2006-12-13 04:34 pm (UTC)
Go ahead, my research indicates that those are the two most popular books on the subject.
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From: rowangolightly
2006-12-13 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks! She may have those already as she was showing me some diagrams when I was down there for the costume workshop. But you never know...
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