Last Monday morning we woke up to SUNSHINE!
It had been a while and was short lived..
The weeks have been mild enough but the sun is only making cameo appearances..
I picked bouquets of leaves and acorns..
and settled a dearly loved bowl (my mom's) on an ancient book..Les Fables De La Fontaine..my aunt Florence would be 100.. at least I think.. and..it was hers.
I suppose...as her name is in the book and then my brother's name John..who would be 70 now.
I ♥ that book.
In those few moments of sunshine..from inside the sunroom I was able to catch what really is like a huge ray of light that permeates our home this time of year when the sun does shine..3 majestic maples flank our backyard..but this middle one..is like gold.It's the one that had 4 baby swings on it..only one is left and I am sure it will go next year..maybe I'll just ask Jacques to add an adult plain swing:) It is really a tree that needs a swing:)
I love it.
And my boots are made for raking..and blowing all the million leaves that dance around our backyard...
Comfy.. sturdy..warm with extra socks..
I am definitely a boot person..
Not quite as much as one of my daughters..:)
But give me boots over shoes any day...except flip flops maybe..
La vie de campagne I imagine.
Sunday afternoon..I had prepped this..from Lady and The Pups..yes..AGAIN~
Look at it on her beautiful black background..
Anyways..big fan of bread here..and I have shared many with you and still have another post prepared for a different one..from Chris.Yes..planning on those crisps one day too:)
But when I read about this one made w/ yogurt..I knew it would have that yeasty taste I like..even more than the no knead one I make with beer.
Monday morning it was ready to be baked and I followed her instructions..and it is simply amazing.
That top part you see?Rose above the bread like Paillards!
I made the dough with my KA.
I used Activia yogurt.
I proofed my bread in the oven for 18 hours simply with the pilot light on..
It's less than warm in QC these days..overnight ..and inside homes..so I put all chances on my side.
I used a Cuisinart enameled pot.Red..the one I got with my banking points.
It's fantastic..the bread..I did line w/ parchment..
I made a really "cochon" ..piggy dinner.. after blowing so many leaves..and picking a bowl full for our coffee table..Tuesday night..
a rich Mac and Cheese..w/ Fruilano..Smoked Mozzarella..Parmesan..bacon..shallots..topped w/ Panko that was tossed in garlic butter.
Why did I do that?
And the next day..I watched everything I ate.
If baking bread appeals to you..and a sourdough taste ..even more..try this.
I still plan on trying my friend's w/ a home made starter..but with the roofers..and the gardens and the leaves..this was a great option.
It is time for candles here now..even before dinner~
That must be why I made that "cochon" dinner:)~
More substance is needed:)