29 March 2010

over the weekend...


i actually accomplished what i set out to do. amazing. that almost never happens. we made a few steps forward in our quest for a self-sufficient, simple life - my first attempt at bread-making actually turned out great. fun and simple, and i was impressed with the consistency and flavor. very few ingredients leads to bread that doesn't weigh you down. the husband and i kept going back for a warm slice with butter and jam. i plan on making this recipe a few times a month. it made two big loaves - one for eating, one for freezing. click here for the easy recipe.


the husband and i also planted our first, small, trial-garden. the sun hits this spot on our deck practically all day, so we are hoping for lots of fresh tomatoes, peppers and strawberries this summer. 


if you come visit, we'll share

have a happy monday. xo.
 

8 comments:

Kristin said...

awesome laura!! i made that bread today! i can't wait to try it! thanks for the referral. have a lovely day. oh kinda jealous about the garden, i would love to do that.
xo

CoLiE-O said...

i love your love of simple things. it inspires me to strive for the same. thanks :)

The Neilson Family said...

I love the garden! That is awesome. I wish I was in a place where I could plant a garden. You are getting quit the green thumb!!

Morgan-- said...

That is awesome looking bread Laura! Baking bread is an art for sure. I love it though...nothing better!
And jealous on the garden!!!!!Someday I will have my own :)

The Campbells said...

That bread looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it. Love you.

Amy E. Campbell said...

Oh i'll be there and yes, I'll eat your garden food.

Miriam Ika Marshall said...

can i have you move in with us and you can be my personal baker? i love all your food!! i watched your other blog and wondered if you are posting any more recipes.. i love them!! i can not believe you moved and everything.. i miss you and hope you are doing super!!

thewestenskows.blogspot.com said...

Love the garden! I am making Danny help me with a garden this year too.. We have planted our strawberries but I want Danny to build a box garden. I might have to have him call Cortney to get some advice. We are both complete beginner gardeners.. so we might not actually produce anything but it should be fun!