2.24.2013

this weekend


Several people asked about the Life-Changing Bread I posted about yesterday. Here it is. It tastes pretty much like it looks (healthy!), but something delicious happens when slices are toasted and the seeds get all crunchy and yummy. I think I maybe should have added a tiny bit more liquid when I was mixing it up, and probably baked it for the full 40 minutes in the last baking step (I baked it for 35.) Also, I would have chopped up my hazelnuts, and maybe added a little bit of something extra for a little kick - maybe some nutmeg, or ginger, or something along those lines. That said, I've only tried it with a bit of butter, and maybe jam or another spread will make it taste quite different. I sliced the loaf and tucked most of it in the freezer, for toaster-ready slices, which I'm thinking will be kind of awesome to start the day with.

This sweet boy has an ear infection. He's a champ at taking his medicine, which is such a wonderful thing. He's downstairs with me right now, with his camera in hand and looking for things to take pictures of for a blog post he wants to write today. We just heard Thomas wake up singing in his crib. That's a nice way to start the day.
 This is just to show you how impressed I am that not only have I managed to keep this bit of fern alive that was given to me, it's growing new fronds! I'm delighted.

Lastly, this makes me ridiculously pleased. I've been hankering for a big spool of baker's twine for awhile, but haven't found any locally and didn't want to bother to order it online. Sweet Austen sent us some Valentine's goodies, and included some twine for me! The sugar jar is from our health food store - the lid cost a whopping 61 cents; I had the jar already. It's the perfect way to dispense twine! Much like the jute twine system (for which you probably have everything you need already) I posted about before. Tiny little things that make life a bit lovelier.

We're going to have a quiet recovery day at home together. I'm hoping to fit in a bit of soapmaking and some reading, in between the cleaning and regular duties kind of stuff. I haven't heard Adam up and about yet, though, so hopefully he hasn't been afflicted. Happy weekend!

10 comments:

  1. that jar of twine is adorable!

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  2. I used to work at that health food store! How I miss home!

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  3. Your bread looks delish, I just might have to give it a try. That jay of twine is lovely!

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  4. Sorry to hear P has another ear infection. :( Love the twine dispenser! I have a small roll of baker's twine but I don't think it's tall enough for that cute sugar dispenser. Guess I'll have to be creative and think of something else.

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  5. Hey Sherrie, the bread looks delicious, I bet it would be tasty with some organic honey :)

    Kirsten

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  8. That bread looks good!! Love the fern and the baker's twine, I haven't found it over here in Europe yet, but I keep on looking :))

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