Two loaves of no-knead sourdough
Mixed: 10:30 pm
Molded: 7 am next morn
Baked: 8 am
Donated both loaves to the market
I’ve been tumbling from one event to the next this last week. I organized a dinner for 60, finished up the last giveaway of my books, ran a three-day sale, kept up with homeschooling my daughter, plus wanted to have some close friends over so actually endeavored to scrub the house. It’s that time of year…
So, when my husband gave me a hard stare and asked whether I really wanted to mix up a batch of dough for the farmer’s market at our church, I stopped and tried to weigh his words carefully. Sometimes we give too much–we stretch too far, and we end up sacrificing beauty for hurry. I don’t like to hurry–there’s very little peace found in hurry.
In the end I decided to spend the energy and make the bread. Thankfully it’s a recipe that only takes a few minutes to mix, and very little effort to bake. And the two loaves were purchased and carted off even before I got the camera out of the bag. I’m glad I baked, and the added money will help folks in need this winter season. But I’m heeding my husband’s words still, and trying to not end up on that hampster wheel of spinning in circles, unable to see beyond the cage.
Being Orthodox, this season of Advent is a time of prayer, fasting and introspection. Bread baking fits so beautifully into this scheme, and with the cold weather here, I plan on mixing batches and batches of dough as these forty days pass. Here are a few other things I’m doing, then, I’d love to hear from you.
- Crocheting a shawl made of wool from Peru–I’ve just started and am almost through with the first skein
- Planning on making an Advent wreath right after Thanksgiving. Can’t wait…
- Reading through all four Gospels with a group of very lovely women–two chapters at a time
- Hoping to do a wee bit of de-cluttering and giving away
- Need to trim the hedge!
- Continue to help John Ronan with his reading lessons
- Finish the story about Saint Romanos
Now, what about you?