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Morning in the Ozarks

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Grayfox

Morning in the Ozarks

Hello, greetings from the Missouri Ozarks.  Watching the mist rise from the lake...the sun hasn't come up yet.  I just came on board here because the breads look good, and because I never met a baker I didn't like.   I've been making bread for quite a few years, but there's always more to learn.  The object is to stay healthy and happy, and good bread does that.

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PMcCool

One of my daughters and her family lives at the fringes of the Ozarks - Joplin.  There is some lovely country, and good food, in that area!


Paul

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Grayfox

Hi, Paul,


Next time you're visiting family in Joplin have lunch at Arde's Bistro on Main Street.  The menu is generally Greek, the bread is pita.

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AnnaInMD

beautiful surroundings ?  ;)

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Grayfox

No pictures on this computer yet (my older laptop died and I'm getting used to the new one), but yes, it is beautiful here and I will post photos later.


 


 

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AnnaInMD

wonderful :)

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highmtnpam

You will love this site.  Pam

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Frequent Flyer

I've spent many mornings in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.  Not too far away.


Good to have you around the board.


FF

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Grayfox

Hi, FF


Arkansas is really the heart of the Ozarks (and I'd say that even if my momma hadn't been born in Little Rock), i've lived in a lot of places but it's hard to beat coffee and fresh bread on the deck overlooking the Ozark hills


 


(by the way, I seem to be doing something wrong in my posting since it appears to repeat my opening line twice.  Presently I'll figure it out... 


I could just incorporate the first few words of my Reply into my response, but there's probably an easier way to accomplish this.


Let's not obcess about this but if there's an obvious solution let me know about it.)

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Frequent Flyer

My in-laws lived in Jasper, just south of Harrison.  Their back yard consisted of a Dogpatch-style mountain, a weathered shop and a creek that ran into the Little Buffalo River.  On crisp fall and winter mornings, I'd fire up the cast iron wood stove and start making knives from the many saw blades and chunks of walnut and cedar stashed safely inside.  Meanwhile Opal would make biscuits, bacon and gravy.  Nice memories and some of the finest small-mouth bass fishing in the South.


FF

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Mini Oven

Like balsam for the soul.  :)


Welcome Grayfox!   I know of some other greyfoxes in the Ozarks.  They claim to have lots of squirrels.  Love the new airport in Branson!


Mini

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alabubba

http://www.serenityfarmbread.us/oven.htm


 


About an hour south of Harrison, ar. Midway between Branson and Little Rock.

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Grayfox

in Eureka Springs.  In the summer it operated as the Eureka Hotel (I believe it still does), and in the winter it served as Eureka College for women.
I can’t say that I learned a lot about bread baking from my mother except for her Starving Artist’s Cookbook, (she was an Art major, that’s how she met my dad), but she did a nice Salt-Rising bread that I am still trying to duplicate.  
Nice to meet bread makers from the hills.  
Hello, guys.

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Frequent Flyer

This Eureka Springs lady bakes some pretty good bread (judging from her Soup and Bread cookbook) at the Dairy Hollow House. 


FF