That fell by the wayside quickly

I guess it’s important to admit that at least I’m still paying for this site so, if I ever want to work on it, I can.


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Noun  the action of forming or process of being formed.  Synonyms: emergence, coming into being, genesis, development, evolution, shaping 


All I will say is that my better half and I have been in formation for the past two years, hence the lack of any type of blogging.   It has been, and continues to be, a difficult, challenging, but enriching process.  If all goes well and this course is meant for us then all things will come to fruition in 2020.  And that’s all I will say about that.

I have decided to bring this back to life.  Not because I will make a mark on the world, but because I’m going to attempt to hold myself accountable for the tasks I set in front of me and as an official record of where I have been and my journey into the future.

This week I will document my process in our upstairs in terms of organization and cleaning.  I will post one recipe with resultant photos, and I will speak about one bioethical issue.

I think this is a good start.

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Avid Baker’s Challenge – Roasted Vegetable Focaccia


Well, apparently it’s been three months since I last posted. Life has gotten in the way.

This month’s Avid Baker’s Challenge is roasted vegetable focaccia. The recipe can be found here at the King Arthur Flour website.

I originally began this two weeks ago but the starter got out of hand and it sat around for over 24 hours and then I was afraid that I would somehow poison everyone with overactive yeast. So I started again yesterday. This was also the first time I’ve used the dough hook on the KitchenAid.

The Spare liked it plain, so I resolved to make some without any vegetables and to use it as a dipping bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I’ll also add fresh rosemary

I found this recipe to be very labor intensive, but now that I’ve worked through it, I see where I can make it easier on myself and I think it will be quick and easy. The actual “work” involved is very small, but this is something that you have to plan to make since it takes about 18 hours of total time to rise.

Check out the other iterations found at Avid Baker’s Challenge.


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