I’m back home and I’m still cooking, so I figure, I’ll keep blogging…. Ashburton has not been far from my thoughts the past few days, and more specifically, the feeling I had while there that I can do this, and I want to do this every day, instead of what I do now.
That thought drifted in and out of my head today as I came back down to work Earth with a bump and 161 emails to read/delete/answer. But as always, an escape to the kitchen allowed me to reclaim that feeling, and I’ve been industrious today. I thought I’d also start keeping a running list of the last few things I’ve made, and will post about the more interesting, inventive or the most spectacular failures!
A friend has also suggested I write a little on the kind of food I buy, so that’ll pop up here and there too. This evening was a hive of activity in my little kitchen: bread (my first home-baked loaves!), cakes and dinner, with some lunch box prep thrown in for good measure.
All have been deemed a success by my chief taster, with the exception of the bread which is crusting up nicely in the oven. as long as the oven stops re-setting itself to 150°, which is not a good bread-baking temperature. It’s like a bad baking TV show….When Ovens go Bad…. Ovens of Death (to Baking)…. UK’s Worst Oven! Oh, for my new kitchen! (See other blog for details ☺)
Anyhow, if the oven behaves itself, I should have crispy-crusted, light textured bread…..fingers crossed. And if not, it’ll be porridge for breakfast again.