For all of you fans of the Divine Miss M, she now has her own Pinterest board. Anything she poses for will be added there. I was a bit surprised when she made the request, and you know what she told me? “I’m famous! I can have a cult following and people all over the world will love me!”
Hmmm… I am but her obedient slave.
The more I work with Spelt, the more I see why it has such a following. While Einkorn is my favorite for taste, Spelt is sooo much easier to work with. Yesterday I made Spelt pasta, and it was much nicer to work with than Emmer, which is what I typically use for egg pasta. I blend it half and half with King Arthur Bread flour.
I was not feeling up to snuff yesterday, and didn’t make the dinner with it I had planned. And today what I had planned for yesterday doesn’t sound good, so I’ll probably do some cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms with it. I went to the store this morning and they had fresh Marzano tomatoes! I have never seen those in a store here, yum!
Like many, I have been steadily gaining weight since the virus this time last year. I have no desire to ever do keto again, despite how well that worked for me, but I obviously can’t keep eating whatever I want either. Food is such a huge part of my life, it’s always on my mind, things I want to try, and I live to bake bread but…
I decided to just cut out the baked goodies and see what happens. I have a terrible sweet tooth, but I’ve been eating dried dates and apricots with pecans when I get a craving, and I’m quite content with that. I’m not sure why that should make a difference, because there’s probably every bit as many calories, but I have lost three pounds this week.
I’m still eating everything else I love. Below are yesterday’s lunch and dinner.
Tomorrow I will be baking pizzas again, because the Caputo 00 flour I ordered came in, and of course I can’t wait to try it out. I’ve mixed exactly the same as the last couple of pizza doughs, at 65% hydration (sourdough of course). I thought I read somewhere that 00 flour prefers a long fermentation, so it should be well suited to sourdough.
I’ve been trying to stay on top the weed whacking by doing a little each day, but it’s still an overwhelming amount to tackle alone. I’m also trying to catch up on the pressure washing. Yesterday I tackled the Hvac units and two gutters. And my lawn chair! Because then I could collapse in it and enjoy the gorgeous spring weather.