Not to leave you in the lurch about the teeth-- they're still just swollen nubs on the gumline, but she still acts like she's teething so I know they're coming soon. Maybe a week or 2 more? I don't know anything about these baby things.
Today was supposed to be an 8 on the fitness weather forecast, but we were shortchanged by about thirty degrees. It never got above 45. Dianaverse, Daisy, e-baby and I braved the arctic winds and went hiking anyway.
Really, we had no choice but to hike. You see, last week I decided to revive Chuck, my pet sourdough and this week I've been refining my whole wheat sourdough bread recipe, so Dianaverse and I had to sample all the variations, fresh out of the oven, with melty butter. The hike was necessary to burn off some small portion of those calories. Poor SNG was at work all day today and had to eat cold bread when he got home. But tomorrow I will make 2 more loaves and he will be home to enjoy them.
The w.w. sourdough bread recipe is still in its refinement stages, but I got a real boost yesterday-- MyLittlePony told me about using the Kitchen Aid for kneading the dough, and oh yeah that works! I was able to make the dough with a lot less flour, and it made all the difference. Light, crusty outside, soft inside, mellow flavor and pungent-sour aroma. The only thing I'd like to improve is the size of the holes (you know, the bubbles). I'd like to get them bigger. Maybe I need to change Chuck's diet. I don't know anything about these sourdough things. But my pet sourdough is from San Francisco and allegedly dates back to the 1800's sometime and it makes nice, sour bread if you use white flour. I've been trying to train Chuck to make whole wheat bread for the last 6 years, and only just now is he starting to listen to me. The Kitchen Aid thing was brilliant.