Thursday, 9 November 2017

Back in the Bread Business

After a bit of a bread drought, where my sourdough starter has been close to exhaustion several times since the beginning of the year, I am finally taking up baking again for real. I have done a bit of homework and am experimenting with some new techniques which seems to be paying off.

Of course I will not bore you with pictures of all the failed attempt - have to admit there were a few - but instead here are some pictures of the first really successful bread in a long time. There has been several after and I am still perfecting my technique and try to experiment with different durations for the fermentation and hydration.

My last obstacle is the gas oven, that does not really allow for the bread to get nice and golden on top without leaving the bottom side somewhat burned. Sadly this obstacle can only be defeated once we move away from this apartment, so I will settle for now and just enjoy the nice newfound fluffiness of my breads.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Dot Mugs

Pinterest is becoming a bit of an expensive habit. It is not difficult to find loads of things that I would love to buy for my home, knit for myself or Fleur, or ideas for additional house renovations.

Back in April, I ordered these mugs from Recreation Center and finally after four months of waiting a letter came letting me know they were waiting for me in the customs office.

Since then I have used them everyday to have my morning coffee. I am super happy with my new dot mugs, even if they took their time.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


My little lemon baby has turned 2 this year, and she is still happy and full of life. If she keeps growing with the same speed she might be double the size next year. 

There is something special about the kind of plant, where you planted the seed yourself, took care of it and saw it grow. The lemon is definitely one of my favourite plants amongst the one we have and it is funny to think, that once it was just a lemon in our fridge. 

I was recently told that lemons like this never bear fruits, but if this is true I hope it will at least have some flowers so we can enjoy a nice lemony smell in the kitchen. Though if it continues to grow like this we might have to relocate it to elsewhere in the apartment.