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Your daily derp + pics of my starter

So I ran out of contact lenses recently and haven't made an appointment with the eye doctor. As a result, I've been exercising without my glasses on, because that's not comfortable to me to be out in the sunshine with light blasting through my lenses. So I go on my morning jogs with sunglasses and hope I don't run into anyone I know.

I'm typically a smiling sort, so I usually have a relaxed, almost smile on my face that I turn up the wattage on when I pass a fellow jogger/dog walker. Looking ahead, I see someone turned towards me just a house or two ahead, so I crank up the smile and wave a friendly hello...

AT A YARD FLAG. Awesome. I'm offering "How to be super cool" lessons, if you're interested.

ION, here's a picture of my starter after a week, seeing as so many of you are taking the plunge/are planning on it.



#1. My crumpet dumpings (mm, sounds good!), basically the extra I scoop out of #2-3 every morning, instead of dumping it or adding it to a quick bread. This goes right into the fridge and stays there until crumpet time.
#2 I started a second batch from the first batch instead of dumping the extra (or making quick bread). I keep it tightly sealed, to see how that affects the smell. It's actually noticeably more intense than
#3 Ze original. This smells so good and yeasty, but #2 almost has an alcohol whiff to it. Hell yeah. That's just extra fermentation from being sealed up. Choose your poison. :)

Thanks again for the generous response yesterday re: Oh My Heck. I've been all fired up since then, and am diving back into my doc now. <3

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ladycyndra
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
I want to be super cool!! I can't see jack without my glasses.
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm thinking that I might actually be breaking laws by ambulating in public spaces sans glasses I'm so blind. But if I don't exercise and get fresh air every day, I get cranky.

WHAT DO. Wave at flags, that's what do.
halfmoon_mollie
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
hehehe....you are supercool, no matter what.

Hope to start the starter this weekend but all these containers make me nervous...I have a Very Small Kitchen and almost no counter space....am I making a mistake?

stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, SURE. Sure I am. ;D

I am making extra, did you not pick up on that? YOU ONLY NEED ONE. I am starting a second jar of starter (#2) for my sister to have. #1 is my fridge starter for crumpets. I mean, I'm saving it ONLY TO MAKE CRUMPETS. You do not need it AT ALL. I'm just excited. :D

(And after a week or two, you would be keeping your jar in the fridge.)
halfmoon_mollie
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Wait. I did know that. I remember you said that. I just got all panic-y because you know, I can remember the words to commercial lyrics of 45 years ago but I can't remember what you said yesterday....

But the crumpets sound good.
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
You do not have to remember all the things! That's what bookmarks are for. <3

Mmm, crumpets. I'm making a huge mess of them this weekend so I can dole them out during the week. (If I can manage that.) Oh, how I love bread stuffs!

Speaking of, time to check the bread dough I set out to rise!
flaming_muse
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Some of those yard flags are really friendly! :D
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
OMG, and THEN! I was passing a huge group of bikers (as in bicyclists) and conked my toe on a ridge in the sidewalk and almost went flying.

SO SMOOTH. I have the grace of a wildebeest.
flaming_muse
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
You'd better not break any body parts, lady! Don't follow me in all ways!
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
The only thing I'm in danger of breaking is my pride! :D
brunettepet
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
That yard flag really appreciates the attention. Really! Dogs peeing on it don't count.
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'd like to believe it was very happy. And I felt most patriotic.
zyrya
Sep. 12th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
I cherish your derp moments, because generally you are almost unbearably intelligent, strong and beautiful and just way too annoyingly superheroic!

But now I have a mental image of you in your glasses and a lab coat going all Mad Scientist on your yeast babies. "Ferment, my pretties, be free!" There might be cackling.
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hahahha, all the times I walk into things would like to have a word with you and this notion of me being cool. :D

OMG, I just set two loaves to rise in their pans and realized as I was tucking their ends under that I have a ritual where I tell the bread "You are a beautiful, living thing. Grow to your full potential so I may eat you."

YEARS I have muttered this on autopilot. LOL.
podle
Sep. 12th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Holey moley - home made crumpets sound SOOO GOOD.
If you have not yet read Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" yet I encourage you to do so - just so you can read about the compleley insane bread baker he described in it. He's, like, the D-Day of bread guys.

When I was still training in Aikido I would sometimes have to take to the mat without classes or contacts (I am super blind, too). It was ridiculous, but I did find my attacks were more dedicated. You really have to go in whole hog when you can't tell what you're doing :)
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
ARE YOU KIDDING I LOVE ANTHONY BOURDAIN. Good hell is he one sexy muh fuh. I love his shows, his books... Yes! Hahaha, I remember that about the bread baker!

Going to the mat without contacts? Gorl, you hard core!
kseenaa
Sep. 13th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
I would never dare to do something like this. o.O I am a chicken and not that good at baking bread. I very VERY Rarely do it. To be honest, I don't even remember when I did it last. :-P That might be because I never eat it. X-D
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