Greetings from Missouri
Hello to all. Guess it's time to introduce myself, since I've already jumped in and started posting. (Just couldn't help myself :-) This site was almost overwhelming at first, but I'm gradually figuring things out. If you have any helpful tips for me on site navigation and notification settings, I'm grateful for advice.
Like everyone here, I love to bake. I'm an equal-opportunity baker---cookies, cakes and pies may be my favorites. But one can't live on sweets, and so I look to bread and whole grain baked goods to satisfy my need to bake, whithout breaking the calorie bank.
I am also a scientist at heart, and I enjoy researching and experimenting with methods, troubleshooting and tweaking recipes and formulas, and just talking science. Two of my loves---microbiology and baking---add up to bread. Especially sourdough. I have done a lot of work with starters, so you may see me throw my two cents into those discussions.
FlydM, you have a very nice place here. Thank you for having me :-)