It is unusual for me to be up at 6pm and sitting at my writing space (I have taken over a portion of my dining table & set up shop there). If I am up at this time of day, it is typically for a run. But I was met with a dramatic thunderstorm upon waking and so I find myself here; the Southwest Monsoons have been enthusiastically watering our little island with thundershowers these past few days.
It is refreshing to find oneself in a familiar space but in a different time & circumstance. I catchup on my correspondance & write my Morning Pages well before others in the household rouse from their sleep.
Routine is good & well, but change is invigorating. Just like the introduction of new friends into our home.
You have already met Little Sawtooth from last week. He is doing very well, particularly perky on a wet morning like today.
Now, meet Baby Bubbles, our Sourdough Starter, who came to us on 19 June.
I have toyed with the idea of sours for a while, and have had conversations with some of you lovely Blogfriends about your experiences. Finally my Baking Enthusiast Cousin gave me the nudge I needed by gifting me with her Sunshine, who since joining our household, has been renamed Baby Bubbles.
After relooking the sourdough literature and considering our lifestyle, I might not actually ever bake a real Sourdough loaf – you know, the ones with the beautiful scored, floury crusts? Instead, we have been mostly using the discards to make goodies, as well as some other varieties of sourdough bread. It has been about a week: Baby Bubbles is doing well, and we have lots of delicious goodies to enjoy!
Made with the help of Baby Bubbles: from left, clockwise – Sunday pancakes, Indian style flatbread with saag paneer, spelt loaf, mixie mixie pancake loaded with veggies, Apple-Cranberry Cobbler, waffle, chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, dinner roll.