The view from my handlebars, a few thoughts on Ash Wednesday/Lent, and things to be thankful for…

So there I was anxious and rushing to get home from the community center on yet another single digit evening so I could make it to the opening time of an online class that began tonight, but then I had to stop for yet another traffic light (pictured above). Why, I thought, did I hitContinue reading “The view from my handlebars, a few thoughts on Ash Wednesday/Lent, and things to be thankful for…”

The view from my handlebars, a few thoughts on Ash Wednesday/Lent, and things to be thankful for…

So there I was anxious and rushing to get home from the community center on yet another single digit evening so I could make it to the opening time of an online class that began tonight, but then I had to stop for yet another traffic light (pictured above). Why, I thought, did I hitContinue reading “The view from my handlebars, a few thoughts on Ash Wednesday/Lent, and things to be thankful for…”

A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)

Okay. So if you’ve been to this blog before then you know a few things about me. One, of course, is that I like to ride bikes, a lot. Another is that I like to bake bread. And likely another thing you know about me–though it may not come across quite as overtly–is that myContinue reading “A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)”

A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)

Okay. So if you’ve been to this blog before then you know a few things about me. One, of course, is that I like to ride bikes, a lot. Another is that I like to bake bread. And likely another thing you know about me–though it may not come across quite as overtly–is that myContinue reading “A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)”

Thoughts on the Parable of the Leaven…a story within a story

So if you’ve been to this blog before you know that I like bread. A lot. I enjoy eating it, of course, but I also enjoy making it. I’ve often said that bread makes itself, that we merely provide the correct conditions and guide it along; I am really fascinated by its process. I’m alsoContinue reading “Thoughts on the Parable of the Leaven…a story within a story”

Lent (bread recipe)

100% Whole Wheat Bread (made with four ingredients) To read the entire post regarding making whole wheat bread with just four basic ingredients, click here. Makes 2 loaves 2 cups whole wheat flour1 cup water2 teaspoons instant yeast————————4 cups whole wheat flour2 cups water————————3 teaspoons instant yeast3 teaspoons kosher salt In one bowl make aContinue reading “Lent (bread recipe)”

The Day Before Lent

   The cartoon was found here…click it to read it. As most know, this Tuesday is the day before Lent. In some parts of the country and other parts of the world this day is known as Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday…the the day Christians are expected to use up any sweets, meats, and otherContinue reading “The Day Before Lent”

Friday Night Fish Fry

Some readers of this blog may already know that I cook professionally; I’m the chef of a private women’s club. Normally, I don’t present photos or recipes from my work life on this blog because this is about my (sometimes inept) attempts of simplicity in my personal life; but like many people, my work andContinue reading “Friday Night Fish Fry”

Lent

I came across this quote recently and thought I’d share it. It’s by Bernard Dupaigne, Professor at the Museum of Natural History in Paris (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle), and author of The History of Bread; the quote is from his book. “Bread is an object of unparalleled worship and decorum. It embodies the full cycleContinue reading “Lent”

Tuesday’s Food

Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day, Carnival…whatever you call it, it’s this coming Tuesday. It of course refers to the day before Lent. During this time Christians are expected to use up whatever rich or fattening foods are in the house (the words “food” and “house,” I think, can be used literally orContinue reading “Tuesday’s Food”