The Fresh Loaf

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Introduction :-)

menno's picture

Introduction :-)

Hi everyone,


I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself.

I'm a father of two kids with our son being 2 years old in a few days, our daughter is 4 months old so we're rich! :-)

My wife and I are both working at least an hour away from home so things can get pretty busy. In the weekends I'm the one who's baking bread and tending to our vegetable garden, so we're pretty much guaranteed to have good food.

A while ago I hurt my arm at work, and because that kept me from kneading I started looking for alternatives. That when I stumbled upon TFL. It's been great reading and I want to thank you all for sharing your experience, knowledge and love for good food!

Because my arm is getting better I'll try making baguettes from Hamelman's book (it arrived yesterday :-) ) really looking forward to it!


Thanks again and greetings from the Netherlands!




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Mini Oven

Welcome to TFL and can't wait to see what you bake up!

Mini  (in Austria)

pmccool's picture

And welcome to The Fresh Loaf!  I'm glad to hear that your arm is healing.  Have fun with the baguettes.

Paul (in South Africa)

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btw, I also hurt my arm, my doctor explained it to my using a powerpoint (seriously, where is this going...)

Jw. (from Almere, suburbia of Amsterdam)

menno's picture

Thanks everyone for the welcome!


@ Jw: good to see more Dutch people at this forum, it's time to revive our country's baking culture! And get well soon!