Friday, January 27, 2012

Alcohol Intake

This was screen captured yesterday, so I am in fact up to 24 days.
I've survived without drinking

  • bbq at a friends (everyone was making cocktails, but because I have such incredible friends they made me a mocktail
  • stressful times at work
  • boredom
  • family drama
  • Australia Day
I've become so much more aware of my thought patterns when it concerns drinking and to be honest I don't miss it as much as I thought I would. Lets see the next 76 days 
L xoxo

Thursday, January 26, 2012

30 Loaves - Loaf 2 - Basic Bread

No photo of this one as I was not happy with the way it turned out. Chose the basic bread in the Thermomix book. Gound some linseed and sunflower seeds as the base and subbed wholemeal spelt flour for half of the bakers flour. This loaf ended up undercooked and dense and soggy, even another 10 minutes of baking didn't remedy this. One to try again after testing my oven temp I think!

Would I bake this loaf again?

30 Loaves - Loaf 1 - Buttermilk Bread

Since the acquisition of my Thermomix, I have wanted to bake some bread. The basic recipe book comes with a few recipes to get you started and I looked there for inspiration. I chose buttermilk bread as I liked the sound of it. I trekked to the supermarket on a Sunday, picked up the ingredients I needed and headed home, gung ho to get my bake on. Hurdle....the bottle of buttermilk had mould under the lid, it was still in date fresh, but there was no mistaking that mould...gross. Back to the supermarket, chose another, opened and mould again. Grrr. At the suggestion of the customer service assistant at the front desk I chose the alternate brand of buttermilk, success!
Home, gung ho to get my bake on.
The bread was delicious. Spongy and dense, kinda like sourdough but a little different.
I really do need to get an oven thermometer and test my oven as I feel it runs a little hot.

Would I bake this loaf again?
A resounding YES!
Note: I would put it in a tin I think rather than "free" baking it

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hello 2012

So here we are in 2012. What a year 2011 was!
I have big plans for 2012 and I plan on documenting them here.

  • eat healthier
  • no alcohol for at least 100 days, currently sitting on day 6
  • fresh juice every other day
  • make 30 loaves of bread in the Thermomix
  • complete 12 projects - appox one per month, below is what I have so far
    1. make chair covers
    2. custom mugs with Porcelaine pen
    3. top from mans shirt
    4. headbands
    5. crafternoon
    6. redo vege garden
    7. Project Life album
Lets make 2012 awesome!
Lau xoxo