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The Sourdough journey continues

As was mentioned in the last post- the sourdough discard recipes are still in full swing here in Maine. This morning a quick batch of absolutely delicious banana nut muffins were made. again, no sour cream in the house- but there was greek homemade yogurt which is a wonderful substitute. Oh man, these are good…

Sourdough banana nut muffins

Trying Sourdough Naan tonight

This nights dinner will have some sourdough Naan to go along with it. I made Naan a long time ago, not with sourdough, just regular. We’ve always been great Naan fans ever since we spent some time in Northampton MA while our middle daughter was at Smith. There was a fabulous Indian restaurant there- a quick walk from her “house”. We fell in love and have never looked back. Indian food has become a favorite. We couldn’t get enough of their fresh Naan. I was so excited to find this sourdough recipe and can’t wait to see how it turns out tonight.

Sourdough bread fail

My sourdough bread was not exactly my best effort …it totally flattened out. Now I realize why there was a recipe that said you have to have a big dutch oven to bake your sourdough bread in. Of course, I doubted that and put mine on a sheet pan. It started out fine- then ended up much like a thick pizza crust! The flavor was good though, even if the shape was anything but photo worthy!

Always determined to try again- it is on my list, but has yet to happen. So…naan tonight- bagels in a few days – then perhaps another try at an actual loaf of bread. This time there will be a cast iron skillet with high sides involved- maybe that will help?? Our dutch oven is just too small we think. It could maybe hold a mini loaf?

Mask making coming to a close

Other than sourdough adventures, the mask making has slowed down. Our great state of Maine and its Masks for Maine sewers donated 15,000 masks here and in NH! What a wonderful thing that was to be a part of. There was a community of people who became connected through this effort on Facebook . It was a way to help and it would seem that there were many that stepped up and did just that. Bravo.

Wool being listed

Hooked small bag

The wool is slowly getting listed in the ETSY shop. The pile is about finished being photographed. Phew! Now there can be more dyeing- hooray! that is one things that really gets me excited right now. I have other projects that have been waiting to be completed- some are now being listed as well, others soon to join. The above bag was listed, and sold, today. Progress is being made folks.

“Blueberry Fields” wool bundle

My husband had to go to Portland last week to clean out his office. He had planned to retire at the end of April but never realized that he wouldn’t be able to spend the last 6 weeks in his office. We traveled down together and didn’t see a single car for about 25 miles. After the office cleanup and handing over of his computer, etc- we had a treat. His favorite thing to go out to lunch for is Sushi. Luckily his favorite go to place was doing curbside takeout- we ordered and parked down by the waterfront, in the rain, and had a nice lunch. Bitter sweet day.

Quick “masked” stop with our family

Our final stops were a quick drop off of maple syrup at our son’s house, then our daughters house. What a strange visit we had- all in masks- outside in the cold. It was so very hard not to hug them all. It feels like it has been years since we saw them last. The littlest guy will be one soon and he has grown so much since we saw him . Another bitter sweet moment in our day. The older kids were glad to see us and the four year old put on her mask that I brought down for her. She understands social distancing and I am not quite sure if that is a good thing or a bad/sad thing to know at that age.

So – more sourdough discard journeys await. Have you been doing anything exciting??

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