In spite of my best intentions, it's now obvious I won't get to bba #3 (bagels) this week. On the bright side, that means I get to bake bagels and brioche next week!
H's school is open today (given a choice of them or us, she chose them), so M and I have a rare day to ourselves and just got back from a nice morning hike with the dog. Great start to summer.
We're now in full swing with the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge and many of us have completed our second bread: Artos (Greek Celebration bread). The group is now 200-strong (officially -- there are many others around the world who are also baking along with us). The group includes every experience level, from those who have… Continue reading Artos – BBA Challenge bread 2
I made a cloak for Hyla today! I completely "winged" it, and it turned out okay. In related news, Hyla just learned how to sew on the machine!
Today I'm making the poolish, the first step in bread number 2 for the BBA Challenge: Artos (Greek Celebration bread). Full report later this week.
Someone in the history of this 200+ year-old house planted some apple trees. We're grateful. The trees are scattered around the property, old, misshapen, and a bit eccentric looking, but they bloom every year and they produce wonderful apples, particularly the Golden Russet trees, whose apples are so perfect for pies, you feel you can't… Continue reading Apple blossom time
Peter Reinhart, author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice, has found out about our little project!
M heated my tea water this morning in my new JetBoil camp stove - a Mother's Day gift from H. Boy is it fast, and quiet. I love it.
We learned a new phrase yesterday: avulsion fracture. That's what Hyla's got, at the bottom of her otherwise perfect right fibula. How it happened was this: she was learning a Medieval dance at school. She was standing still, on an even floor (well, about as even as they come in old houses in Vermont), and… Continue reading Avulsion