Friday, March 6, 2009

Where oh where is my camera?

What a week this has been....was yours like made a "whooshing" sound as it flew right by me! And I found a Thrift Store today...a real one. Of course, it in no way compares to Nancy Jo's but then I would go broke if there was a store like that near me! But it benefits a local pregnancy center which always makes it easier to spend when it is for a good cause. But I will just have to tell you because I cannot find my camera. I know it's here someplace but I'll be dipped if I can find it right now. Anyway....when I do I will catch you up on the pictures. Wait...let me go look one more time...NOPE....I probably put something on top of it.
Anyway, it wasn't too much stuff....just 3 things. A Lee Ward's embroidery pillow kit never even opened, the LAST Jan Karon book of the Mitford series which I haven't read and a "moose" shelf. Yeah...without pictures it just doesn't do it justice. But.....there was also a beautiful table that I fell in love with but couldn't get in my Tahoe by myself but a friend is going with me tomorrow and we're taking her truck! YES!!!! Now, that's a friend! So, I've got to find that camera cuz you've GOT to see this table...Happy Dance, Happy, Dance, Happy Dance!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Okay....bread maker extraordinaire I am NOT! But I am sticking with it! I was really good with my little breadmaker but now I have crossed the line into natural yeast via sourdough. This is my 2nd baking from my loving and living starter named "Lizzie" in honor of my Mother. This time I made San Francisco sourdough bread made from a recipe shared with all of us by Ronna on Mary Janes Farm chatroom. It tastes scrumptious...but don't let it fool you...there were some errors along the way....1) I did not add enough flour so the dough not only rose but it spread 2) do not put both loaves on a cookie sheet TOGETHER....I ended up with siamese loaves and 3) do not heat the oven even if you turn it off, to help your bread dough get a crust WAY TOO EARLY! And 4) do not use a vacuum sealer to prepare your loaves for freezing....they now look just like the pancakes I made last week! Oh tastes great and looks aren't everything, I oughta know!