Baking Bread and Waiting for the Storms
We’re watching on the weather radar a massive line of severe thunderstorms with possible tornadoes headed our way. By the time you read this it will be all over, but right now we’re watching the clouds and the wind and the pacing and panting dog. At least it’s happening during the day. The storms are supposed to be through here by bedtime with nothing left but light rain and hopefully an exhausted dog. Here she is like a deer in the headlights, with her whippet sister snuggling close to Dad.
This dark and gloomy Monday has been the perfect time for me to update my Etsy shop by uploading a whole stack of 12-inch paintings that I’d been putting off listing. But now it’s done and I’m feeling very productive and proud of myself. While that was going on, I finished shaping two loaves of bread from dough that I started yesterday. Those are rising and almost ready for the oven.
Update: Bread success!
I came across the above painting that had never been properly photographed, so I re-shot it this morning. I had posted it here a while back, but I don’t think you’ll recognize it. This one has a lot of metallic copper acrylic paint underneath the other colors. You can visit my shop and see what else is new by clicking on the picture.
This is my new bread book: My Bread by Jim Lahey. It’s wonderful reading in its own right, and the instructions for making no-knead bread are thorough, illustrated in minute detail, and easy to follow.
Uh-oh! Here comes more rain.
Enjoy your week!