That just means 'hello', really. Or 'hey, how are you going'.
I've been suffering from a bit of 'after-holiday-itis' lately. Probably heightened by the fact that it is winter in Ozland.
But I've also been having technical equipment issues. Aren't these things supposed to make our lives easier?
To save time, not suck up your time?
My camera wouldn't work, so had to take the photos with my phone (which takes better pictures anyway), then I couldn't get the pictures off the phone and onto the computer (some software issue).
I think I have the camera sorted now, so should be back in business. (If truth be known, all that was wrong with the camera, was that I had inadvertently flipped the little thingy on the memory card to the 'locked' position, but, shhhhhhh..... don't tell anyone).
I really wanted to show you the photos I took just before I went on holiday.
It was the 'day my kitchenaid mixer died' episode.
I make my own sourdough bread.
It saves money, but, largely it's for health reasons. Breads made with refined flours and refined yeast (bakers yeast) don't sit well with me.
Sourdough starter fermenting away
Dough being kneaded in my now defunct mixer
Bread in tins waiting to rise
I made the bread, taking photos of all the stages (the ones above are only a few of them).
The bread was kneading in the bowl (the kitchenaid has a dough hook).
I just popped out the back for a minute.
I came back in to a horrible labouring sound coming from the mixer and a horrible smell.
It looked so pretty.
So, for mothers day, my sweetheart bought me a new mixer to make my bread in.
It is a Bosch.
So far, I am not convinced of its capabilities in bread kneading.
I'm considering going the 'no-knead' variety.
Or giving up bread.