One week eating storebought bread (because I screwed up last weekend - left the bread in the oven WAY too long because I got wrapped up in course-prep) reminded me just why I spend the time making my own sandwich bread every Sunday. Mmmm, honey flax goodness. So perfect for PB&J sandwiches, which is what… Continue reading honey flax bread. [250.365]
M was a good little kitchen helper this morning while A went on his run. We made my honey flax bread dough together, and then we made yummy pancakes (which are also flax & whole-wheat based) for lunch (with lots of leftovers to eat during the rest of the week): This afternoon we took M… Continue reading kitchen helper. [222.365]
Gosh, I love this rice cooker. The timer makes life so much easier.
Our official Taster, sampling the goods while we picked strawberries at Burch Farms on Sunday with my family and some friends of ours from M's school. It was rainy, but the berries were great! It was so nice to get out and do something productive but fun now that the pressure of dissertating/defending is off!
I baked an apple cake on the eve of my defense, to share with my committee as a "thank you". I gave my advisor the recipe (it's a family recipe, passed down from my great-grandma Alice). My advisor loves this cake. It's the one I traditionally bake for A for his birthday (which is in… Continue reading apple cake. [190.365]
I turned 31 today! The day started out a bit rough (M woke up with a stuffy nose and was SUPER cranky/clingy all morning), but it got better as it went on. I got a haircut, and met up with a friend of mine who graduated a few years back who happened to be in… Continue reading happy birthday to me! [102.365]
Between my two regular classes and a couple of student meetings, I didn't get to eat my lunch until 2:30pm today. What a long day! I'm strangely tired today, despite sleeping what I thought was a reasonable amount last night, so now that I'm done interacting with students (for 5 straight hours without a break)… Continue reading late lunch. [98.365]
My girl, with pigtails, eating toast. This kid loves toast. And I don't blame her - the whole grain honey flax bread that I make every Sunday is awfully darned good as toast.
Rosemary and some other herbs marinating in olive oil, to be used in the olive oil dough I made on Saturday (basically following the recipe in Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, just adding herbs). We baked two loaves of it on Sunday morning, one to freeze for later and one to eat with… Continue reading saturday. [88.365]
<div align="center". Maddy calls these "monster crackers", and now I can't stop calling them that, too. It cracks me up. These say they're for "soups and snacks", but for me today, they've taken on "meal" status. If you can call a handful of them a meal. Oh, my poor, poor guts. I am ridiculously tired… Continue reading monster crackers. [69.365]
I was well enough today to bake my usual Sunday bread (though I did need to rest on the couch for quite awhile after each step - definitely not anywhere NEAR 100% yet). M and I have been enjoying making cinnamon toast from the remains of last week's loaf - nice and gentle on our… Continue reading sunday bread. [47.365]
Every Sunday, I make a loaf of honey flax bread in our Pullman pan, to use for my PB&J sandwiches throughout the week. It's very yummy. Today was a rough day. M wasn't feeling well (upset tummy), and so was very cranky/clingy, and A and I were just snapping at each other the whole day.… Continue reading making bread. [40.365]
Still sick. I don't know what I'm going to do if my voice doesn't come back tomorrow - I teach two classes on Thursday (our semester starts tomorrow but I teach T/Th). This respiratory bug is brutal. It's also killed my appetite, so that I basically can't stomach eating anything that isn't either soup, cheerios,… Continue reading sick day soup [14.365]