The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Another new Canadian.

Nomadcruiser53's picture

Another new Canadian.

Thought I'd say hi and thanks for the site. Looks like great info from wonderful folks here. I'm 56 and getting ready to retire, in a few months, from the Pulp and Paper industry in Northern Alberta. My wife and I have bought a place on Vancouver Island and look forward to lazy days spent fishing and joint efforts in the kitchen. I've been a.... should I say it?...  bread machine junky for years. Now I figure with the spare time of retirement I can UP my bread game and start to enjoy a more "hands on" approach. Anyway, I love the site and look forward to producing some real homemade breads soon. Thanks and Hi.   Dave.

dmsnyder's picture

Hi, Dave.

Welcome to TFL!

You have indeed found a great place to get your hands on bread baking up to speed.

Look forward to hearing about your progress.


ivyb's picture

And enjoy your retirement, oh lucky person! This is a fantastic site, lots of great people here.....Enjoy!


ivyb, ny

LA Baker's picture
LA Baker

I'm a bread baker from Kingston, Ontario, but living in LA.  How lucky are you to be on Vancouver Island! 

Enjoy this site, it is a wealth or information and inspiration!


Pablo's picture

Hi Dave,

I was in a similar state when I started here last August.  A bread machine junky.  I used to mix the dough in the machine and bake on a stone.  I've learned SO MUCH here and also felt a wonderful comaraderie as folks help solve problems and generally cheer each other on.  I'm 59 and retired to Penticton myself.  Welcome.


althetrainer's picture

Welcome to the site, Dave.  I am in Calgary and I am not anywhere close to retirement.  I make my breads in the oven.  We have two bread machines.  I bought them for my husband to try making bread with.  He hardly uses them though.  The weather has been so lousy in Calgary that I wish I were in Vancouver or Penticton.  It must be nice to be able to sit under the sun and enjoy the warm air.