Friday, March 26, 2010
Posted by Kate at 6:39 AM
I spent Thursday baking. I'm trying to use up the last of a 50-pound bag of flour that includes the germ of the wheat before spring temperatures help it go rancid. So I baked up a storm - of flour, that is. Baking day is messy. And long. And exhausting. It was lights out for me before 9pm last night. But at least I have plenty of bread to show for it (Acme Bread's fabulous rosemary herb slabs, courtesy of the Artisan Baking cookbook). There's nothing - nothing - in the world like freshly baked bread. As another super-special treat that I posted about over at The Simple Green Frugal Co-op, I also made lardy cakes.
Yes, I know, you can't resist the name any more than I could. Click the picture to see my post over there, which includes the recipe.
In other news, the arrival of our bee packages has been delayed by a week (or possibly two). This means I can turn my attention to other things for a few days at least. Such as doing something about the annual garden. And maybe planting a few seeds. We're going to go borrow a rototiller from gardening friends tonight or tomorrow. I swear this is the last year I till that bed! Also, I pick up three fig trees next Thursday. So it's time to get their self-watering containers built. More on that soon.