Okay. I'm trying this again. Apparently I am the dork because I can't figure out this contraption. I have a lot to say. Ready?
First of all. Annie kicks it and here is why: OMG I have made two fantastic loaves of sandwich bread with the recommended recipes, and I typically think of myself as a bread failure. Even Grace says it is good and I know she doesn't have the tact or manners to lie to me about it. I did ruin one loaf, but I dropped it so that doesn't really count as a baking failure. I made a whole wheat loaf that was very good and a honey oatmeal loaf that is almost the texture of wonder bread (except with white whole wheat flour and oatmeal so you don't have to worry about your bowels)! Best PB&J ever. I'm doin' it I am following Annie into baking all my family's bread. I get a good crusty loaf and I'm in business.
Second: I have acquired a free (FREE!), huge freezer. Laura! You want in on this action? It will be in my garage before the end of the week. I'm so excited.
Third: My cheese making stuff is on the way! Cheese! I have some good vinegar and lemon set stuff in my fridge, but I am super excited to play with rennet and cultures.
Fourth: I got the best cookbook at Powell's yesterday. It is called The Art of Simple Cooking by Alice Waters. Lovely. I can't wait to get started. I am teaching my friend, Zana, to cook and I think we will just try to plow through the book.
Also I am excited to out with Laura and I don't feel at all dorky about it. Well maybe a little, but only because who gets excited about canning? Hey! We should add some pictures!