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Hello from northwest Florida

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Mama Geri

Hello from northwest Florida

Hi to all,


It is amazing how we surf the net looking for everything from A to Z. Today it is "B" for bread!  This morning as I was reading an old magazine I jumped on line to find a link for rosemary flatbread well after going miles on line I found this wonderful site and could not leave for over an hour. I feel so at home here.


My baking experience is more with non yeasted breads, now it's time to get on with the show and use more yeast. I think many who have not used it are a little afraid until they learn the nature of yeast in relation to the water temperature etc. After being married for many years I've collected many recipes and continue to add more but to tell the truth I enjoy going back to the very old ones from my late mother who like me finds the kitchen a wonderful place to express creativity in everyday foods plus share the results with family, friends and neighbors to enjoy as well. I'm interested in many ethnic breads especially Italian since my grandparents came from Abruzzo at the turn of the century, would like to find recipes connected to their first home.  At this time "flatbreads" are my top  priority. They are so versitile and go with just about any dish or great all by themselves. I'm very anxious to try many of your recipes and join you talking about all we share around the table filled with such a variety of breads. Last I enjoy painting still life and bread fits right in to the picture. My best to all of you whether you are new or have lots of baking experience.