Have you guys ever done a “bucket list”? It’s where you write out all the things you want to do in your life before, you… well, kick the bucket, I guess.
I recently did one in a coaching session. I had 20 minutes to jot down 101 things I want to do in life. There were big grand things like “own a bookstore/cafe/retreat center/wellness center/get on tv/write a book that gets published”… ahem! And then there were the small things like “learn how to make great sourdough bread and other fermented foods”. While I trust that the angels are working on the grand stuff, they got me started off on the little stuff via a free webinar from THESE folks.
Maybe you’ll remember that I tried my hand at sourdough, pickles and kimchee once before. I used Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford as my guide. Sadly, I was met with failure: spoiled stinky starter and nasty tasting pickles. The kimchee was good though.
When at first you don’t succeed, try a different teacher.
OK, please don’t laugh at my pathetic looking bread! If there was taste-o-vision you would be dying of joy. It’s very, very yummy. I trust with more attempts I will learn to make it look better as well. OK, drumroll…
The recipe I used is HERE. My starter has bred like rabbits so I think I’ll try breadsticks or English Muffins or something tomorrow.
Here are the pickles. Although they are only on day 3, we broke into them and they are still a bit crunchy, but delish:
Any of you who have done my 30-Day Detox, know that I myself have a slight gluten intolerance and generally avoid bread as it gives me heartburn, bloating and weight gain. I was hoping that sourdough would be more digestible for me. So far, NO. I have all those symptoms. So that’s a drat, but my family can enjoy it and it’s healthier than store-bought. And it’s vegan. These loaves were made with a combo of spelt flour and whole wheat.
OK, on to the next 99 goals!