Friday, April 30, 2010
... and this is a good thing! I wish this blog had smell-o-vision! My sourdough starter has a nice sour smell and has developed the frothy bubbly layer. I am going to leave it out today and then move it to the refrigerator tonight!
I am also doing some container gardening this year - the idea of a big in ground garden is overwhelming! So why not do seeds in small pots on the deck??
My mixed lettuce salad container:
My cilantro, lavender, basil!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
In the past 16 months or so I have been on a mission to make bread, bagels, soft pretzels, etc from scratch - no machine.
I have been successful so far. And now the "final frontier" dun dun dun. SOURDOUGH! For some reason it has seemed like such a big thing to tackle. You have to make a starter, you have to think about it weeks in advance. And then I actually started reading up on it. I read my Betty Crocker cookbook, web sites etc. All say the same thing. One cup of flour and one cup of water to make your "pet"... then just feed it, care for it, let it grow. Well, 2 lovely children prove I can do that, right?
So 48 hours in, here is what I have:
Apparently Baby Barbie and duckie wanted to swim at the "pool".
By Mother's Day I hope to provide the sourdough rolls or bread for brunch with the family, will keep you posted!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This is a Public Service Announcement.
If your 5 year old and your 3 year old are racing to see who can get their PJ's on fastest, and the 5 year old wins and rubs it in your 3 year olds face AND the 3 year old is over tired from a very busy weekend, the result will be a FULL ON melt down.
Melt Down will include high pitched screaming which you and your husband will immediately think means someone is mortally injured and you will both jump and SPRINT to the stairs.
At that point your heart will be racing and you will be winded from the scare. You will want to grab your 3 year old and hug her to you - even though she is screaming - just because she didn't crash down the stairs.
But the screaming - the intense, unbelievable, wracking sobs, screaming - will be so involved that your child will loose her ability to hold in her urine. This will soak both you and the screaming child in said urine.
You will drop your child on the floor and walk away. Calmly walk away. Your husband can handle bedtime. You must cancel any plans you had, change your clothes, get into your own bed, knit and veg in front of the TV.
Please be sure to communicate this to all those that could be affected.
Good Luck and God Speed.