Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bread

I like to bake and I LOVE fresh-from-the-oven, homemade bread! Don't even bother with the butter. Yum. However I have a problem with following directions...hmm, that's where The Boy (darling, non-direction-listening son) gets it. And I'm never very consistent. One week I have extra spelt flour so I add that to my wheat, the next I have brown rice flour. And measuring? I am never quite exact. I like cooking with a little bit of this and a little of that. Needless to say,  I can never make a loaf of bread the same way twice. Occassionally I happen upon a recipe that I know I need to continue using AND be consistent in following the recipe (I think my creative side finds this stifling. Or maybe I'm just looking for a good excuse for my shortcoming.). Yesterday I found such recipe, followed the directions and had success! Easy and delicious. The recipe, found at http://www.anoregoncottage.com/, is called "Quick and Tender Breadsticks". The breadsticks can also be transformed into rolls/buns, which is what I made. Now if the loaf of bread I made yesterday had been as successful as my rolls. I'll try again next week.

The Chicken Chick

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Intro

I'm not an expert....in anything. However I do dabble. Alot. As I begin my first blog, I question what I have to offer to you, dear reader, that isn't already available on the millions of blogs that are already in existence. The only factor that is different? Me. :) Life is a journey and I'd like to share my journey with you. I love reading blogs, I love learning new things and I love sharing what I am learning. So come along with me as I share my simple, everyday notions.