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Forgive me TFL, it's been 70 days since my last post

Wingnut's picture

Forgive me TFL, it's been 70 days since my last post

Well after My Wife's fathers death we had another death in the family, tough times people. 


After that I went on the road for a bit to try and deal with my stuff. I won't bore you with all the details of my walkabout, but suffice to say it helped.

I went to Portland Oregon through Mammoth Lake CA and Bend OR fishing my way up. I did go to Mr. Forkish's place for some pizza and breads. On the way back I made the 9.5 hour drive to outside San Fran and pick up some of Chad's Soughdough the next day. But on Sunday bread does not come out to 4pm! I pushed my anger down by buying some Croissants (after waiting 1.5 hours in line). Once back home I hmade my first attemp at 100% Whole wheat bread with some flour I bought in PDX. My wife was going through food withdrawals so I baked and cooked to get her better.

Here are some picks.....


and todays bake

Cheers all,



dabrownman's picture

You have our condolences.  Hope your trip helped to get you where you wanted to go.  Your baking is absolutely spectacular - all of it top notch.  Your wife is s lucky to be able to eat so well from your efforts and you are blessed to be able to do it - what a team!  Well done Wing and

Happy Baking

isand66's picture

So sorry for your losses and I hope your journey brought you the peace you needed.

Your cooking and baking look awesome as always.

Glad to hear from you.


dmsnyder's picture

But it's nice to see you back and nice to see the great stuff you are baking.

Any magical enlightenment moments from your shrine tour?


Mebake's picture


My condolences to you and yours. May their soles rest in peace.

Beautiful bread and pizzas.



Wingnut's picture

Cheers all for the kind words.

David I would say, try to see some beauty everyday no matter the setting. We are not promissed tomorrow.