The week ahead.

So, I forgot about simple Sunday,as I was in the middle of making bread, cleaning, reading and do some decluttering. I’m back to bread making as our weather is so much cooler. It has been really lovely. But sunrise and sunset are later and earlier. We’re sitting out by the fire again and then I’m coming in to watch a show @ 8pm.  I finished Grantchester which was great. If you  like Acorn/BBC, it’s excellent. Then  we watched Stranger Things, a  Netflix original. Just okay, if you don’t like supernatural stuff, just skip it.

I’m making the sourdough no knead bread. the loaf I made yesterday was kinda flat, but the taste was so good. I watched you tube on the bread making and someone used a bread basket thing to do the final rise in. This is quite a wet dough so I think just leaving it on the bread board for the final rise didn’t work out. So today I have it in a bowl and then will roll out. I might see how much one of the bread basket things are. I also forgot to put the cast iron pot in the oven to preheat and that’s probably why it didn’t puff up. Right now I have it in there for 40 minutes.  So, it came out pretty flat again, and I think the water/sourdough/flour ratio is off. I checked Jim Layey’s bread and it’s about 1/4 less liquid, and I’m guessing that’s it. The taste is terrific ,though.

I’m in the kitchen zone this week. Always my biggest area as its cleaning the stove cabinets, refrigerator etc.  I’m getting ready to go start it.

Then I need to go into town to the store for a few things. My daughter and I are doing a mini get away up to Quincy to Ada’s. So  since there’s a kitchen we’ll do a grilled chicken, mac and cheese and a wedge salad. So I need to get the items for this.

Then I went out to the barn yesterday and I’m trying to get memorabilia down to one bin instead of two. Also, I’m going to be ruthless with the Life magazines. I need to get it to maybe 4 bins. Right now it’s down to 8. since I started with 40, I guess that’s good. I wish I could find a collector who loves them as much as I do.

I just read ” Cooking for Picasso”. Its a pretty good book about a young girl who cooks for Picasso when he escaped from Paris for personal reasons. He’s about 55 at this point and quite famous. She’s about 17 and of course becomes enamoured.  It’s an interesting read and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Now I’m reading another Icelandic mystery by Indridason.   this writer is AMAZING. I read every word and for me that’s unusual.

51buKngrBPL.jpgCheck out his books. i just saw he put one out this year.

 

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