Thank you Paul, and wake up baby starter!
A good two months ago we traveled to the States and member PMcCool, Paul, was kind enough to gift us some sourdough starter - dried and ready for international travel!
After a couple PMs, he and his lovely wife allowed us to swing by to get our starter an evening towards the end of our trip. And on the same evening they were leaving for a long roadtrip, that is Midwestern hospitality indeed. Or should we call it "TheFreshLoaf" hospitality? My two girls didn't break anything in their house but sure did bounce off the walls for long enough to make me nervous they were going to :) Luckily for us, Paul and his wife were very gracious and didnt even blink at their energy.
Two months later and I am FINALLY ready to wake up the baby dried starter. Conviently enough, Paul has a blog entry on rehydrating starters! ( http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/25714/rehydrating-dried-starter-after-traveling ) I also picked up rye flour in the States , when it gets to that stage should I use Rye or stick with the type of flour I will mostly be using to make bread with (a whole wheat /white blend, no fancy flours until I find a sourcefor them here)?
Will post pictures when something gets exciting, whats a post without pictures?
Thank you again, Paul! The girls and I really appreciate our new starter, we are ready to get to baking!