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LIFE: In the Wars

Hello my lovelies! Long time no chat. Just as I was getting over my germs I slipped and twisted my knee.I’m also fighting aphids. And my sourdough starter is having a sulk because of the weather. But guess what? 4 weeks to Christmas! So much seasonal joy to be had. There are Christmas recipes coming your way. I have started…

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LIFE: Umm Yeah…

Hello my lovelies! I would love to give you an exciting update on my week. But that cold I had at the start of the week turned into a monster and I didn’t get up to much. I managed to make some cookies. And a loaf of bread. And I finally made my Christmas cakes on Sunday. Mostly I just…

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Baking Advice, Life

Christmas Gifts for the Bread Baker

Hello my lovelies! Who knew I’d be handing out advice on gifts. I’m fairly careful to make sure that I clearly signal any food related gifts that I actually want or need. I have been given some terrible cookbooks by well-meaning folks in the past. So this advice is to be used in conjunction with a little snooping or subtle…

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LIFE: Greeting the Season

Hello my lovelies! A quick update today. Still a bit under the weather. As is my oven! I’ve been testing a few different things. I’ve been planning some excellent Christmas recipes. I’m working on a gift guide for bread bakers. And I’m getting organised to save my sanity.

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Life: Next Steps

Hello my lovelies! It’s been a busy week. I talked to a group of women about GBB. It was a stressful bit of personal growth. I’ve been working on things for printers and learning a lot. And I have been identifying the reasons for my recent funk.

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Life: Spring has Sprung

Hello my lovelies! The weather has taken a turn for the warmer. My second go at getting new sage and oregano sprouted has been a success. I have a pile of rhubarb to devour. I’ve been roaming round ancient Egypt. And it’s Halloween tomorrow.

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Life: Noodling Around

Hello my lovelies! This week I discovered a new podcast. About bread. I finally found my favourite instant ramen. I chose my Christmas theme. And I battled polenta chips.

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Life: Just Plain Mental

Hello my lovelies! This week just gone was Mental Health Awareness Week here in NZ. I had a little wobble and am proud of my response. I watched some horrors on Friday the 13th. I experimented making beeswax food wraps. And I got a surprise gift.

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Life: Just eat the cake

Hello my lovelies! It’s not the nicest spring day out there. But we can cheer ourselves with something nice to eat and the company of friends. Today’s picture is a memory of sunnier days. This week I eased back into things after my holiday. I taught my second bread class. I resisted the call of cake and then finally gave…

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Life: Down Time

Hello my lovelies! Little while no see. I’d like to tell you I had an exciting break. But mostly I was sleeping. I did more than a few crosswords. Watched an excellent heart-warming Netflix show. Got a haircut. Went to an art exhibition. Lay in the sun. That’s right there was sun.