Monday, August 31, 2009

No Knead Bread

Hi. I love this bread recipe. Take a look at where I got it.

4 cups bread flour (I used 3 cups white and 1 cup wheat)
*Note: you can use All-purpose flour if you want and you can also mess with the proportions of wheat to white
1/4 tsp yeast
2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp salt

Mix your flours to combine with the salt and yeast. Add two cups of warm water. Stir until uniform.

Allow to rise for 18 hours! That means if you want fresh bread in the morning you are looking at making this the afternoon of the previous day.

Once the 18 hours is up punch the dough down and turn it out into a well greased bread pan. Allow that a second proof for 2 hours.

Preheat an oven to 425 and bake for 35-45 minutes.

*Note: if you like a really hard crust I suggest a water bath at the bottom of the oven.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Comin' around

Every time I read the news I get sad about the state of the world. I find new reasons to doubt our leaders. I find cause for concern and consternation.

It seems to me that greed, corruption, and the desire for power are just as rampant as they ever were. We might just be realizing it more and that is making the mob restless and disenfranchised which could lead to anger and real problems.

Some part of me would love to see apathy and anger lead this country, and this world, into a bloodless revolution but I recognize that the wealthy will always be willing to bribe enough people to maintain the status-quo.

I hope everything works out. I don't know what I should do to help. I don't know how much help people deserve or if any one organization or person is right to decide how much help people need or who to help. I don't know how to come to an informed decision without trusting others.

Too many things are spun in the media for me to be sure that what is right or wrong and that makes me wonder if I'm getting the whole story.

I need more time off. : )

Hail Eris. Praise Buddha.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I have had a few job offers but none have them have been a good fit. On one hand I'm upset that I am not going to get the jobs or that they would be crap and on the other hand I'm happy to do nothing.

I'm a strange man in a strange land.