The folks who run my graduate program don't have any sympathy for a girl's need to cook, bake, sew and garden! They seem to think I should be altogether focused on anesthesia, all the time. And (mostly), I am, but I have to feed those other sides of me or I fear they may die off completely. And the solution? Labor-saving techniques that allow me to do the things I want to do while spending just a few minutes here and there, so that I can spend most of my time doing the things that I need to do.
So, when I found this link: Mary Jane's Farm No-knead Bread through Muckboots N' Aprons, I knew I had to try it. And it seems to be working - this morning, there are four loaves of sourdough bread rising in my kitchen, and the "mother" (aka starter) is having a day off after all her hard work. I'll post about the results later, but so far the dough has a wonderful tangy wheat odor and it was wonderfully elastic when I shaped it. Is there anything better than fresh bread? Especially fresh bread that took less than 15 minutes of my time all week? Gotta love it!
And now, the giveaway: Camille Roskelley is giving away some precut Moda fabric. If you're a quilter, you know that Moda has fun fabric to suit all kinds of tastes, and my favorite there changes with my mood - they have lines that speak to the calm, tranquil side of me, and lines that speak to the energetic, can't-sit-still side of me, and lines that appeal to my fun side, and my old-fashioned side... you get the picture! Anyway, if you craft with fabric or if you quilt or sew, check out Simplify and win yourself some fabulous fabric!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway, if you haven't already - there are some great comments on that post and I'm very tempted to try to pull together another tote and have TWO winners! More on that later!