The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello, from NY (Fingerlakes)

Sara Catterall's picture
Sara Catterall

Hello, from NY (Fingerlakes)

I just ran across this site and signed right up.  I've been baking all my daily bread for years now (ww/wh sandwich loaves, 2 at a time), make pita,  wheat tortillas, pizza, lefse and quick breads as well, and had very good luck with trying a sourdough last summer - so I'm feeling ready for more. I'm also an indexer and ex-librarian who used to work with one of the best cookbook collections in the country, where I started my own ever-expanding collection.  I doubt I'll blog much, but pleased to be here.

Floydm's picture

Welcome, Sara.

Funny to run into an indexer.  My mother is an indexer too.


pmccool's picture

Thanks to you, I've learned something new today!  I had no idea indexing was an occupation.  But, then, there used to be people called computers before Sperry and IBM got into the business.


Sara Catterall's picture
Sara Catterall

That's not an uncommon reaction, Paul! Though back of the book indexing is really a form of writing - until software can write a good book, the humans will have to keep doing it. 

pjr918's picture


I live in Binghamton and just found this website recently too....I have been baking bread for many years and after getting rid of about a dozen cartons of cookbooks, I still have hundreds!

Looking forward to learning more about bread baking!