Monthly Archives: January 2012

Checking in on My January Goals

January is winding down so I thought it was a good time to check in with my January goals. I made a great meal of: I want to make a fantastic vegetarian dinner maybe tomorrow I baked: I’m going to try sour … Continue reading

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The Breadmaker Sourdough Experiment – Day 2

The sourdough starter is starting to finally come around.  It took a number of 12 hours feedings to get it going.  It still does not look as lively as some I have seen, but my jar has a pretty wide … Continue reading

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The Breadmaker Sourdough Experiment – Day 1

Today I tried the Goldrush Sourdough Breadmaker recipe for a 2 pound loaf: Bread machine size: 2 pound 1 1/2 Cup Sourdough Starter 1 1/3 Cup warm water 2 tsp Salt 5 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp dry yeast 1. … Continue reading

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Orange marmalade and the Demise of No-Spend January

Well, today we spent money – a lot of money.  After taking back the slippers that Joe bought for my Christmas present, we stopped at the Kobos outlet to look at coffee makers (Joe broke the carafe to his and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a New Year

Well it was the first day back to work for me after a lovely winter holiday.  I had to remember to not stop for a chai on the way to work and to not stop for a soda on the … Continue reading

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