Friday Before Easter

By: Jill Finger

Mar 26 2016

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On Wednesday evening, I took a class at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Kingston, on sourdough. We made sourdough starter, were given recipes, and tasted several different breads.   The recipes were for fancy sourdough breads and I wanted to try plain, regular bread first.  In Barnes and Noble, I found The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion which had complete directions for sourdough, as well as all different kinds of baked goods, from breads to pies. It’s a great book and when Natasha arrived Friday morning I asked her if she wanted to bake bread as I had found a recipe in the book that sounded good.  She quickly agreed and the top picture is our Vermont Oatmeal Honey Bread set to rise. Double in sizeThis is the dough 1 3/4 hours later, doubled, and ready to form into loaves.  The bread turned out wonderful, making two loaves,  and Natasha proudly carried her loaf home.

 My sourdough starter is bubbling and growing now, but it will be a few more days before I can bake the bread.


Wes and I “rocked and bushed” in the yard a bit yesterday afternoon and I discovered the parsley is up.

Daffodil greens

The daffodils sent up lots of greenery, but not a single flower bud. I guess I’ll have to settle for daffodils from Trader Joes.

White crocus

We have white  crocuses blooming now.Andrew hid eggsWes and I hid a few Easter eggs for Natasha and Andrew.. They had so much fun finding them that we re-hid them several times. Then Andrew had to hide them for me to find. He thought the picnic table was a perfect place for a lot of them.

A Good Friday in many ways.

One comment on “Friday Before Easter”

  1. Sounds like a good day!


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