Week 10 is a little later than planned, but this time it was my editor who was busy. How dare he think his actual work was more important. Kidding, he's wonderful.
We are still going on this quarantine ride. I feel like this diary, along with my calendar I use to menu plan, will probably be souvenirs we have to explain to our grandchildren someday.
A recent blog I read and a lot of the arguing I see online and hear about on the news and radio recently got me thinking about what I miss since this pandemic started. We've been on lock-down for about 72 days now, so just over two months. We are more fortunate than many as … Continue reading What’s missing?
My journey with bread baking continues to be fascinating. I've had some failures. I've had some successes. I've had a lot of fun along the way and I feel confident enough to try this crazy thing.
We made it through another week of this adventure. There were a couple of burns and a few less than totally successful cooking moments, but we are still going strong in our little bubble. Thursday (5/14) started with ham and cheddar scrambled eggs for the husband and I and a sweet pepper omelet for the … Continue reading Quarantine Week 8 – the saga continues
We locked down on March 16th, about 5 days before the Governor issued his Stay-at-Home order for our state. For 70 days, we did not order food for carry-out or delivery. I just could not wrap my head around the idea of the many hands that might touch the food and the containers before it … Continue reading Cracking the Door Open
I got into a few projects and totally failed to finish and post this blog, so week 8 will follow closely behind, and now we are done with it, too! The cooking started to slow down a bit this week. I decided to put my sourdough starter in the refrigerator so as to reduce my … Continue reading Quarantine Week 7 – Haven’t quit!
Those who follow my blog know that I love cooking. I love the words "from scratch" and "homemade" about as much as anyone can. I grew up eating a lot of boxed and prepared foods. One of my favorites was sloppy joes. I decided I wanted to recreate this but avoid the canned sauce which … Continue reading Eat like a 13 year old
I am not a gardener and this is not a how to kind of blog on gardening. This is about how I ended up with a garden due to a pandemic.
When you are completely anti-food waste, sourdough starter might not be the best pet to take on. The breads are excellent, but there is a catch. It grows. And unless you have some pretty substantial storage space and containers, you quickly run into a space problem. This is why all of the recipes you find … Continue reading Sourdough Starter