Spring is in the Air. . .

Spring in the air and front porch update

Spring is in the air and my front porch greenery needed an spruce up. We had a beautiful wreath on the porch last year and of course those hot days wreaked havoc on the wreath. Decided it needed some sprucing up for Easter.

My old wreath that needed sprucing up

My new wreath, OK my spruced up old wreath

Found my new flowers to add to the old wreath at Michael’s, it was a very inexpensive spruce up. I think they look lovely, let me know what you think.

Update on the Sourdough front. . .

Update on my sourdough. . . Made two loaves the other day that turned out beautiful. I do love King Arthur flour. These loaves turned out beautifully and had the best flavor. The hubbs enjoyed it with some pimento cheese.

Don’t they look fabulous?

I will be making some more this week.

A Little Sourdough and a Trip to Vermont. . .

A little sourdough. . .

A little sour tell about my sourdough. Decided to dive into a sourdough starter again. My sister is the sourdough, well anything baking, Queen. She inspires me with all that she accomplishes on the daily.

My sourdough starter consists of 3 T pumpernickel flour and 3 T of water (luke warm water). Mix and let set on your counter gently covered with plastic wrap. Day 3: 2 T pumpernickel flour and 2 T luke warm water and stir gently. Day 4: 2 T flour and 2 T luke warm water. Day 5: 5 T pumpernickel flour and 5 T luke warm water. Day 6 discard half of your starter and then feed the remaining starter 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup luke warm water.

Day one of my starter

I think this is day 3 of my starter and a picture of my pumpernickel flour I use.

you can see the bubbles

Making bread. . .

Made two different breads with my starter, I made two sourdough loaves and two white loaf/ sandwich bread loaves. They all turned out pretty nice the sourdough had a perfect crusty crust and soft inside. The loaf / sandwich bread was very nice, will have to wait to find out how it tastes Sprat and Sweet G took those loaves with them.

This is my rustic sourdough loaf. lol

Went to Vermont. . .

Went to Vermont this past week and visited the King Arthur Baking company. I love that place and love their products. Picked up a few things I was out of and enjoyed lunch too. It was a beautiful ride up the mountain.

Did get to see some snow on the way. . .

Stay tuned. . . more recipes and updates on the Lacrosse season. . .