Variations on the Theme

December 31, 2010

Christmastide at Life in the Garden

If you only knew what a goofball I am, you’d know how amused I am that anyone has asked me about this wee blog design.  Check out the new Theme page (right up top) for my vast, unrivaled knowledge, or you can click here.  Should take you about 33 seconds to read it.  Evelyn Wood peeps, you get 2.7.

Cheers, and HEY – be safe out there tonight!  I want to see you all tomorrow. ❤


Bread Tutorial Coming Soon

December 29, 2010

I’ve been making our whole wheat sammie bread for about two years now.  I’ve been wanting to do a tutorial since before we moved last spring, but life was too complicated for a bit there.  Since we’re a bit more settled now, this is a great time for a tutorial.

I have a couple of wonderful kitchen tools that are pretty close to life-support status:  I can’t live without them.  Well, ok, I probably could live without them, but I couldn’t bake without them.  Well, that’s prolly a stretch, too.  Technically, I suppose that I could bake without them; but these implements of mass nutrition have moved so far past gadget category that they have attained Necessary Tool status.  Tools so necessary, in fact, that if they weren’t here, certain food would just never happen around here.  Like the kind we eat.  So, in this modern day kitchen that is longer on good intentions than it is on time or skill, I need every good tool I can find.  Any guesses as to what they are?

I’ll be working on the tut over the next couple of days.  If you post your questions, I’ll do my best to work them in!