Hello from England
My name is Melanie and I live in Cheshire, England. I am interested in self-sufficiency, sustainable living and vanishing crafts and skills. I blog about these things at www.bean-sprouts.blogspot.com.
I make my own bread and soda bread, although I view it as a workaday business. The "artisan bread enthusiast" strapline of this site doesn't feel like it describes what I do.
I have recently got interested in sourdough bread. I have tried making my own starter from scratch (it's day 4 now and although there are a few bubbles in the mix, it's not "climbing up the side of the bowl" as the instructions say it should). I am also awaiting the delivery of two different established starters which a very kind person on the Yahoo Sourdough Group has mailed to me.
And I'm thinking of buying a Fibrament baking stone http://www.bakingstone.com/.
So that's me. Nice to meet you all.