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Thursday, March 19

Neighborly goodness...

You may remember this post from last March where I had a workshop at my friend Loretta's house. She lives very close to me, walking distance in fact. (Well for me it's walking distance - but for others it may not be.) Loretta and I get together every so often for a home made lunch, a good meal out or a movie - no pressure just when we have the time.

I really enjoy Loretta's company. She's very worldly, and I learn things from her all the time. She's also an awesome quilter, baker and conversationalist. Monday I had the pleasure of going to her house to learn how she makes bread. She has brought several loafs of her artisan bread to my boys - and they absolutely go nuts over it. Sometimes I think they'd rather her for a cook than me, but then I make something out of this world and they come back to me. It's a good thing.

The bread we (well mostly she) made comes from a book "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day", it's a great book and Loretta certainly has mastered it! The recipe we used was the Master Recipe: Boule on page 26. Here's a few pictures of the fruits of our labor! That's Loretta taking the bread out of the oven.

That's all I've got for creative endeavors today....I'm tired and a little on the brain dead side. My husband tossed and turned and tossed and turned and tossed and turned for hours and hours last night....and needless to say it took me about 2 or more hours to go to sleep. Since I went to bed at 11:30 - fell asleep around 1:30 and awake at 6:59...I'm feeling the need for a nap or two this afternoon! TTFN and thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! I've never tried to bake bread. I really try not to cook if possible. LOL Unfortunately my husband gets tired of take out so it's required once in a while. My boys are grown and it isn't as fun to cook for two anymore. Hugs

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  2. okay, i just LOVE bread!! it's gotta be the good kind though and i must say that this qualifies... you would never catch me gobbling up 'regular' sandwich breads... i will definitely have to look into this book.

    what a fun day for you!!! thanks for sharing...

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  3. mmm, you are n=making me hungry!!jenxo

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  4. 1 more reason to come and visit you this summer ;) Love home made bread!

    have a happy first day of spring and may your w-end bring you lots of joy!
    Hugs
    Sxx

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  5. Boy ...does that look divine!!!
    ps... hey.. I tagged you today.lol

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  6. That bread looks so yummy! I made homemade dinner rolls for dinner the other day they were so yummy and really easy! I know how sleep goes or how it doesn't when hubby's toss and turn. Poor Corey has been so wore out with everything going on I don't think we both have slept very much in the last few weeks.

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  7. Oh my gosh...that looks so good...bread is truly one of the joys of life. To go with that I suggest some great irish butter with a little french salt!

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  8. looks yummy! We'll have to have a bread lesson so you can teach me.....I only know how to do molasses bread & maple oatmeal rolls so far.

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