At last a complete set of gear
A friend recently gave me another banneton, so now I have two. I have two *large* clear plastic bags from my health-food coop, and clothespins to hold them shut over the bannetons. I had earlier scraped up the money for another dutch oven (making two) and some serious oven mitts. An oven thermometer. Oh, and a Kitchenaid mixer that a friend gave me years ago, a mixer that has produced bread, cake, cookies, etc. in profusion. Thank you Robin.
Maybe someday I can get a new stove :) But I make do with the old one, with the busted top element. At least it keeps a steady temp. I have been reading David Lebovitz's book My Paris Kitchen. He describes his first oven, in a rental, that had to monitored minute by minute, fiddling with the dial, sometimes propping the oven open, sometimes propping it shut with a chair. And yet he baked :)