I'm Back...What'd I Miss?
It has been many months since I have been on the forum...or baked any bread, for that matter. I hate baking in my kitchen, during the heat of summer, and always take that time of year off. I do, however, really miss eating my fresh baked bread. I have spent the last few weeks slowly reviving my dormant starter. I am currently waiting on a long cold rise, and will bake my first loaves of "the season" tomorrow.
Usually, my season starts much sooner than right before Christmas, but I needed to spend three weeks up to the Pacific North West in October, to visit my father who took a sudden turn, health wise. Then another two weeks, at the end of November, to lay him to rest.
Even though I was new to the boards, I have really missed it here. I didn't realize how much until I got on here, tonight, and started reading. For me, reading about different recipes and techniques, is how I imagine other people read novels. I would rather read about bread. I wish I would have found this lovely site, fifteen years ago, when I started this bread journey.
I hope that 2020 has been as kind to you all, as it possibly could. Wish me luck, on my inaugural loaves.