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Another Newbie

veronica's picture

Another Newbie


I'm from the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada.  I was surfing the web looking for ideas on how to handle some problems I've encountered baking bread with home ground flour, and so have posted in the Grain Milling section.  But I'm looking forward to exploring the rest of the forum - it looks like fun.  I've been baking bread for 40 years now, but never got around to getting my own grain mill before.  Looking forward to getting past the glitches and trying out all kinds of new flavours and textures!

- Veronica

GrapevineTXoldaccount's picture

Veronica, and welcome to TFL.  I have read your grain milling concerns and I am fascinated that you are so brave.  I dream about getting to the point of investing in my own small kitchen-sized mill, but for now I'm enjoying the trials and tribulations of simply getting my sourdough starter to behave. 

Enjoy the many wonders of this site.  I've yet to fully discover it, having just become a member myself within the past six or seven months; there is so much information right at our fingertips.  You will no doubt find yourself hanging out around here and before long you'll call this your second home.  lol



veronica's picture

Hi Grapevine - thanks for the welcome!

Don't feel particularly brave, just curious.  And I am slowly working towards living from a base of long-term food storage, and you can't store flour long-term.  So being able to mill our own grain is part of that project.  I've always enjoyed making bread though.  I went through about a year of being wheat intolerant, and it was a hard row to hoe - so glad I seem to have gotten over it!

How's your sourdough starter trying to misbehave?  How often do you use it?

I can see I could get addicted to this place.  Been through this a few times - I was a potter once upon a time, and spent a lot of time with an on-line group on that subject in the 90's.  Then I did a lot of photography supplementary to my graphics business, and fairly lived on-line with that too, a few years ago.  Now bread.  Amazing resource, the internet, innit?