There are few virtues a man can possess more erotic than culinary skill.
Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses
by Isabel Allende

Starting in November of 2009 Michelle at the Big Black Dog formed a group to bake its way through Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg. I loved Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, so I signed up with the group. Michelle first had us do a couple of warm-up assignments, which were my first attempt at blogging. The first "Official" post was on January 15, 2010, and it was followed by 41 more, on the 1st and 15th of each month. When I signed on I said I would bake the whole book, and like Horton (the elephant) I meant what I said and I said what I meant. I finished baking the book on October 1, 2011. Having completed that challenge, now I am just going to do some stuff, and post about it. As part of that stuff Michelle is posing a new, and different, challenge for us each month.

I am still baking bread, mostly the Five Minutes a Day kind, and if you would like to try the Five Minutes a Day bread method there are some links, with recipes, in the right hand column to get you started. Please give it a try.

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This day be bread and peace my lot.
Alexander Pope

How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?

Julia Child

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
Yiddish proverb
(And some are only half baked.)

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw, via Sharon

Of all smells, bread; of all tastes, salt.
George Herbert

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Visitors During the Last Year

            United States 1,611
            Ohio 440
            California 156
            Oregon 89
            Pennsylvania 86
            Kentucky 54
            New York 53
            Illinois 48
            North Carolina 45
            Georgia 45
            Tennessee 44
            Florida 43
            Washington 40
            Iowa 35
            Texas 35
            Michigan 32
            Minnesota 28
            Arizona 26
            Maine 22
            Massachusetts 22
            Utah 21
            Virginia 18
            New Jersey 16
            Colorado 15
            Connecticut 14
            South Carolina 11
            Alabama 11
            Oklahoma 11
            Maryland 11
            Missouri 11
            Nevada 10
            Indiana 9
            Wisconsin 9
            Kansas 8
            Louisiana 8
            Idaho 8
            Vermont 6
            West Virginia 5
            New Mexico 4
            North Dakota 4
            Delaware 3
            Hawaii 3
            District of Columbia 3
            Arkansas 2
            Montana 2
            New Hampshire  2
            Alaska 2
            Nebraska 2
            Mississippi 1
            South Dakota 1
            Rhode Island 1
            N/A     36

            Canada 120
            United Kingdom 58
            Australia 40
            India 15
            Germany 13
            Singapore 12
            South Africa 9
            Russian Federation 9
            Netherlands 9
            Taiwan 8
            New Zealand 7
            Italy 6
            Ireland 5
            Philippines 5
            Hungary 4
            Brazil 4
            France 4
            Finland 4
            Bulgaria 4
            Korea, Republic of 3
            Romania 3
            Bangladesh 3
            Portugal 3
            Trinidad and Tobago 3
            Israel 3
            Norway 3
            Spain 3
            Turkey 3
            Japan 2
            Serbia 2
            Indonesia 2
            Greece 2
            Ukraine 2
            Thailand 2
            Hong Kong 2
            Belgium 2
            Saudi Arabia 2
            Poland 2
            Lebanon 2
            Macedonia 1
            Mongolia 1
            Estonia 1
            Iceland 1
            Sweden 1
            Belarus 1
            Slovakia 1
            Croatia 1
            Austria 1
            Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
            United Arab Emirates 1
            Venezuela 1
            Nigeria 1
            Vietnam 1
            Cambodia 1
            Nicaragua 1
            Ethiopia 1
            Ghana 1
            Argentina  1
            Uruguay 1
            Chile 1
            Uganda 1
            Colombia 1
            Sudan 1
            Antigua and Barbuda 1
            Bahamas 1
            Pakistan 1
            Qatar 1
            Egypt 1
            Mexico 1
            Oman 1
            Cayman Islands 1
            Virgin Islands, US 1
            Jamaica 1
            Netherlands Antilles 1
            Dominican Republic 1
            Malta 1

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