Been lurking, but now posting.
How rude of me for popping in and not introducing myself.
My name is Genise, in the Seattle, WA area. I'm new to bread baking. I love sourdough, so that's what I am working on. I got a starter going, did my first bits of cooking today.
I have goals and I will have lots of downfalls. I'm trying to successfully cook crusty breads (Sourdough, Italian, French, etc) via clay baker (Romertopf 111 is what I am using). I love how the breads come out of clay bakers, so I am slowly learning (via personal experiences) how to use it for bread baking. I'm almost there, I think..
As for cooking outside of the bread realm, I cook Indian dishes at home. I do not have a tandoor oven due to living in an apartment, but I do without =.)