I cannot lie, I am still pretty pleased with the effort I made the other day to reduce down my wardrobe. The last couple of days, getting ready has been a sleek operation, I pick out what I need (and actually want) and don't feel the guilt or the need to convince myself that I … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – A New Path.
I'm not sure if I'm legally allowed to call these pittaritos - hopefully this isn't some sort of copyright violation! But they are crispy and triangular, much like a well-known corn-based snack and the name just seems to fit. It sounds zingy and fresh, much like the two dips that go with! These pitta chips … Continue reading Pittaritos and Dips
I want to get a bit of momentum going after that last post. It wouldn't help to just feel bad about all this stuff around me and not do anything about it. Stop moaning and get on with it girl! So today I started to break the cycle. I decided to begin with my wardrobe. … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – the First Step.
Thoughts before a process. Watch this space. I recently moved home for the holidays after my first year of Med School. Overnight, I went from living in a 9 square metre shared room back to living in an airy open house. When I first started uni, the room was a blank canvas to me, empty … Continue reading Does having less give you more?
Well the experiment has come to an end. And quite a satisfying one too. Demi delivered on her promise and it was with relief, more than anything, that I laid the table for my family's light tea this evening. The loaf was the centrepiece, the main event, and having cut a few slices I was … Continue reading Sourdough – the First Bites.
Well, Demi has pulled it out of the bag and we now have a fully formed loaf. It doesn't look much like the picture in the book, it has to be said, but I wasn't expecting it to - all I can say is that I'm very proud. Tapping the crust makes a resonating sound … Continue reading We have a loaf! (Apple-Blueb breakfast crumble)
Blimey, a week has gone by so quickly and it looks like I've got about two more days to go before I can cut myself a fresh sourdough slice. I love the instructions in the book (the fantastic Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding). They tell you just to "MAKE BREAD!". So easy, I thought, so doable. … Continue reading Sourdough, Baby. An Experiment – Day Seven.
Day six. Can you really believe we've got this far? A big thank you to all who have stayed with me. One more day to go before I can make up my first loaf! I can't tell you how excited I am - I realise I have to manage expectations, this may not turn out … Continue reading Sourdough, Baby! An Experiment – Day Six.
Things really started happening yesterday evening with Demi, she really started to get a wriggle on. I got back from work and she was at least a third bigger than she was when I had left, that's quite something. She seemed in good spirits - bubbling and frothy. And she smelt great, it was a … Continue reading Sourdough, Baby! An Experiment – Day Five.
We're just over the halfway point now, by the end of the week I'll be able to put Demi through her paces and make some bread! Overnight she's started bubbling a little bit more and there's a light froth on her surface (sounds delicious, right?). She smells pretty good - slightly alcoholic, not quite yeasty. … Continue reading Sourdough, Baby! An Experiment – Day Four.