The incessant reading stopped for one night (although I did listen to an audiobook) when it was time to bake some bread. Over Father’s Day weekend, my sister Mimi gave me an Amish Friendship Bread starter. I made my first batch of bread over the weekend at the beach, choosing banana walnut. I had a hard time giving away my new starters (hmm… I guess this means I don’t have any friends?) so, I ended up having three more starters for the next batch, ten days later.
So, it truly was a bake night. Three batches – six loaves.
First batch (above): Almond/Raisin/Flaxseed
Second: Lemon (low poppyseed count, we were running out!)
Smelling so sweet. And they all turned out quite delicious. I took the second batch into work, and I came back to a completely empty plate (not even a crumb!) so, it must have been a hit (well, that, or those people will eat anything!) The beauty of it? I have more starters on top of my fridge – two are spoken for, but that leaves me with two still! Need to get creative and come up with some other flavours (maybe one of the garden zucchinis will be ready by then? or a carrot?) Ideas?
We have been enjoying the first greens from the garden and the fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmers’ market. Meals around here have been both delicious (if I say so myself) and quite colorful too!
Stuffed pepper (bulgur + carrots) and greens from the garden
Freshly squeezed cherry lemonade
My own variation of rajma and fresh naan
…and while things are simmering or baking in the oven, I can manage to get a few rows completed on a knitting project. My newest project on the needles? The Silk Garden socks – I am absolutely loving this colorway.