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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eating together ...

I don't think I've ever made as many pizza's or loaves of bread as I have in these past few months!
Once I was able to find large bags of flour and yeast again there was no stopping me :-) 
Thankfully, walks with Archer in the morning &  6 mile bike rides in the evening  are part of my day too! 
We added an extra "zoom family cooking show" last week and  met  again on Sunday morning at 11 am to make vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing to celebrate a family birthday. 
Because I was going to have the oven on anyway
I decided to make a loaf of  raisin/orange bread. 
(I almost added banana bread to the mix, and then thought … too much) 
So now, on the kitchen counter you will find...
a whole wheat and molasses loaf (just enough left for a couple of sandwiches)
a loaf of raisin/orange bread (a few slices have been cut for toast & marmalade)
ten vanilla cupcakes
small square of cornbread (just perfect for this afternoons pick me up with a cup of tea)
The temps have been rising here and in order to keep the house cool this weekends pizza was made on the bbq… 
It was the best one yet! Tasted just like it had been baked in a pizza oven with a fabulous dark crust.
Sitting on the garden swing as the pizza baked, I put a few peanuts out along the deck railing and spent that time watching the birds enjoy their treat. 
Sweet dining companions.
We don't need to explain our love.
We only need to show it. 
Onions, tomatoes, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, green olives
Oh yum!
"Food for the body
is not enough
there must be
food for the soul"
~Dorothy Day~ 


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Even I have been baking more. Not bread but other items.

Deb said...

thanks Lisa ~ after so many years of cooking/baking for a family it took a while to cut back and figure out this "empty nester" phase. I'd still do lots of baking and would send it home with them when they visited :-) Now, its even trickier not having kids and grandkids over for meals regularly.
Happy July ~ Happy baking!