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BadMurphy
16 hours ago, marmalade said:

If it's the pic I saw yesterday, I think it's sourdough. Out pal Kristen Young posted something about never looking back once you tried sourdough. 

I’d rather have my sour dough with a side of yarden and a messy kitchen  than white supremacy and irrational deep seeded fury. 

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I'm having potato soup and homemade bread for supper. Does that tell you anything? My husband was diabetic and on an extremely low carb and low sodium diet, so it seems after he died last month, I onl

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On 4/16/2021 at 8:27 AM, JermajestyDuggar said:

I guess she kind of reminds me of my aunt. Not much fazes her. But that also meant her car was always a disaster. I would catch a ride with her and step over so much junk in her car. Her house was often a mess too. She would live in a house with a million half finished projects without even noticing. The thing is, even though she didn’t mind, her kids often did. I am willing to bet as some of the kids get older, they will help out a lot with some of the things that bother them around the house. 

My mom was raised in a very structured home with 2 working parents. They were early to bed and early to rise, always on time kind of old country people. My mom is and always has been very passive aggressive with her lateness, which did impact me as a youngster. I am NEVER late to any structured event, appointment, work etc.

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Jana814
1 hour ago, SassyPants said:

 My mom is and always has been very passive aggressive with her lateness, which did impact me as a youngster. I am NEVER late to any structured event, appointment, work etc.

I’m always on time or early. Even if it means I have to sit in my car for a few minutes. My parents knew a couple who was always late (it was usually the wife’s fault). When they were at our house they were always the last to leave. When they got divorced & she moved to a different county with their kids I said “maybe he will be on time now” & he was. 

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Grace
13 hours ago, GuineaPigCourtship said:

She must not know how many grocery stores sell sourdough. We used to share sourdough cultures all the time as a kid. My mom called it friendship bread because you could split the culture, bake bread, and still have some to give to a friend. I don't believe she made up that term.

I've always called the sweet one Amish Friendship bread. That stuff is so good but I could never eat enough if it to keep it alive. Regular sourdough is totally too much for me!

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marmalade

Living in the SF Bay Area, I cut my teeth on sourdough. I'm not a baker, but when I buy a loaf, it doesn't last long. 😀

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FiveAcres

My partner started sourdough baking last year when yeast became hard to find. Right now he is perfecting a sourdough focaccia bread recipe that is absolutely amazing.  

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ophelia

Surdough might be my new lockdown project. Since I'm banned from work I have a lot of time on my hands.

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The butcher's wife

@Grace: you can slice and freeze sourdough bread, mine freezes and thaws very well, we just take out however much we need at a time. Same for keeping the starter alive: I only ever save a very small amount, dry it out by adding some flour and put it into a tiny jar in the fridge, that way it keeps for months. When feeding it back up to bake with it, I collect the discard in a big jar in the fridge and make "discard pancakes" which taste absolutely awesome. Sorry for the unsolicited advice, I've just been very passionate about my sourdough for a few years now. I even finally got good enough at baking sourdough bread last year to bring the SO to give up the cheap white sandwich bread from the store (we still keep it around but it has been hanging around in the freezer untouched for months).

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Scrabblemaster

We bake our own sourdough bread for years now. We love it, my digestive system loves it and my co-worker loves when she gets a loaf because I sometimes was to fast with the new bread and the freezer is still full. The variety of options of grains and flavors is amazing and we eat way more bread than before. 

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Thats my problem with any homemade bread. I eat way too much! Its really pretty dangerous for me to have around as I have absolutely NO willpower.

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JermajestyDuggar
12 minutes ago, Not that josh's mom said:

Thats my problem with any homemade bread. I eat way too much! Its really pretty dangerous for me to have around as I have absolutely NO willpower.

I’m like this with carbs. I can eat so many carbs. 

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Not that josh's mom
38 minutes ago, JermajestyDuggar said:

I’m like this with carbs. I can eat so many carbs. 

I'm having potato soup and homemade bread for supper. Does that tell you anything? My husband was diabetic and on an extremely low carb and low sodium diet, so it seems after he died last month, I only eat things I didn't cook before. Hoping I get over this or I'll weigh a ton.

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ophelia
8 hours ago, Not that josh's mom said:

Thats my problem with any homemade bread. I eat way too much! Its really pretty dangerous for me to have around as I have absolutely NO willpower.

I feel you!! And not only with carbs.. There is a reason we nearly never have candy or ice-cream at home.

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viii

My weakness is chips. I could never eat bread again in my life and be happy. 

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Zebedee

God, I love carbs. Especially bread. And beer. And cake. All of which Germany does very well. Even my little town has 4 bakeries, each with their own special breads and cakes. There is also a Konditorei/Chocolatier.

I really need people to stay TF home and get vaccinated so the gym can reopen. I can't even go shopping for new fat clothes as all the shops are closed. I'm basically living in stretchy PJs right now. I've not had a beer in over a year, I've avoided most cake, but the bread is irresistible. 

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JMO

Did anyone else see that Sierra is now teaching a pottery class?  I knew that she had been taking classes.  But now she is teaching and selling her pottery.  She seems to have found a new passion/hobby. 

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I could eat cake every day. And I used to make this homemade honey white bread- it got so big the pieces were as big as a dinner plate. Oh my when that came out of the oven, that smell. We could barely weight (ha ha see what I did there) until it was cooled down just enough to spread butter on a piece and eat it. Then my A1C came back higher than normal. I had to break with with my bread and limit cake to birthdays only.  

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HereticHick
44 minutes ago, JMO said:

Did anyone else see that Sierra is now teaching a pottery class?  I knew that she had been taking classes.  But now she is teaching and selling her pottery.  She seems to have found a new passion/hobby. 

I wonder how long this new obsession will last. At least it isn't an MLM, and isn't food (so she doesn't have to worry about licensing issues). And if she ends up shipping pottery to buyers, lets hope she learned some things from her glass shard cupcakes debacle.

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JermajestyDuggar
1 hour ago, Zebedee said:

God, I love carbs. Especially bread. And beer. And cake. All of which Germany does very well. Even my little town has 4 bakeries, each with their own special breads and cakes. There is also a Konditorei/Chocolatier.

I really need people to stay TF home and get vaccinated so the gym can reopen. I can't even go shopping for new fat clothes as all the shops are closed. I'm basically living in stretchy PJs right now. I've not had a beer in over a year, I've avoided most cake, but the bread is irresistible. 

My suggestion is buying clothing online with really easy return policies. So you order the clothing, try it on at home, and then return the stuff that doesn’t fit. 

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Zebedee
Just now, JermajestyDuggar said:

My suggestion is buying clothing online with really easy return policies. So you order the clothing, try it on at home, and then return the stuff that doesn’t fit. 

Yes, I really should get some decent stuff. OTOH, it's not like I'm going anywhere for the foreseeable future! I have so many clothes, and so many of them are just half a size too small. (Then the 1.5 sizes too small wardrobe, which I haven't unpacked since I moved here, 4 years ago!) 


At least it's finally stopped snowing, so I can go for some long walks. As long as I avoid all the bakeries along the way, lol. My problem is basically that I have no self-discipline, and I hate exercise! Except in the gym, where I get really into it for some reason. 

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Scrabblemaster

A few years ago I realised that I calm down more easily if I bake. We had a couple of very stressful months at work and when this phase stopped, I started to bake regularly on sundays. I took the cake with me at work and my co-worker and I ate it happily. The first cake lasted till Friday, the next one only until Thursday...you might guess what I will tell you. When we finished one cake at Monday evening we decided that I had to stop baking for a while.

I love carbs. Especially pasta. No matter what kind of sauce is on, I just love pasta.

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artdecades
52 minutes ago, HereticHick said:

I wonder how long this new obsession will last. At least it isn't an MLM, and isn't food (so she doesn't have to worry about licensing issues). And if she ends up shipping pottery to buyers, lets hope she learned some things from her glass shard cupcakes debacle.

Probably until her next pregnancy 

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Satan'sFortress
4 hours ago, Zebedee said:

God, I love carbs. Especially bread. And beer. And cake.

yes.

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2 hours ago, Scrabblemaster said:

A few years ago I realised that I calm down more easily if I bake. We had a couple of very stressful months at work and when this phase stopped, I started to bake regularly on sundays. I took the cake with me at work and my co-worker and I ate it happily. The first cake lasted till Friday, the next one only until Thursday...you might guess what I will tell you. When we finished one cake at Monday evening we decided that I had to stop baking for a while.

I love carbs. Especially pasta. No matter what kind of sauce is on, I just love pasta.

I was with you until you said cake...I thought you meant bake as in the "get baked" way, because that calms me down easily as well :lolside:

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6 hours ago, fluffernutter said:

I could eat cake every day. And I used to make this homemade honey white bread- it got so big the pieces were as big as a dinner plate. Oh my when that came out of the oven, that smell. We could barely weight (ha ha see what I did there) until it was cooled down just enough to spread butter on a piece and eat it. Then my A1C came back higher than normal. I had to break with with my bread and limit cake to birthdays only.  

Carbs are my undoing. I just can't do them in moderation. They make me hungrier and they prompt me to eat as soon as I'm no longer full (rather than wait for a bit of hunger pangs).
I've experienced a bit of judgement from family and friends, but I have a much better relationship with food since I went low carb about three years ago. Now I plan my carb-ups and enjoy them without guilt.

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