Tag Archives: sourdough

pleasure and pain

The latest choc-walnut sourdough bread baked for me by diskmeliadorn could be her best ever. The flavour is superb and the texture sets a standard by which all sourdough bread should be judged. The crust is just the right thickness … Continue reading

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[cranberry-fig sourdough, made by my daughter, daiskmeliadorn] I ate this delicious bread for breakfast this morning and enjoyed it enormously, savouring every single mouthful. It yielded a whole variety of wonderful textures and delicious flavours while I read my book about a father-son relationship and drank … Continue reading

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Critical measurements

I’m the sort of person who likes to quantify, measure and record the data for future reference. Perhaps I’m a little obsessive. Here are two graphs of aspects of my health which show trends in opposite directions, but which are … Continue reading

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what am I doing?

[freegan food – what’s it worth?] Yesterday, while dumpster diving for this food (to be consumed by someone else in my household – it’s not vegan) and a fruit sourdough loaf (which was for me), I slipped and cracked another … Continue reading

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starting the day

This morning my alarm woke me at 02:40, about 20 minutes earlier than usual. I wanted to allow a little extra time for my run to work because I knew it would be raining and I thought I might want … Continue reading

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OK so far

Today has been OK so far (but it’s only 08:30). My walk to work and city walk after breakfast were slow, but with only low levels of soreness. Maybe that’s a sign that the slow walking strategy will work, despite … Continue reading

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hello old friend

A few years ago the Bourke Street Bakery had a shop near where I work. I used to regularly buy some wonderful hazelnut and sultana sourdough bread from them. However one of the commercial arms of the Catholic Church bought … Continue reading

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