This is the story of Bleu, the most special foster cat we’ve ever had, that I just couldn’t let go of. We adopted her a few months ago, and spent a significant portion of the winter getting her healthy. Now, she’s 11 months old and thriving. Included in this post is a video of how she’s come to be part of our family.
We recently spent five days exploring Nashville for the first time. It’s such a great city! If you’re not into the honky tonk or the “Nashvegas” of Broadway Street, East Nashville has great energy, local shops, and is a chill place to spend your time. Here are the best local spots to eat and drink there.
Somewhere between a frozen hot chocolate and a Wendy’s frosty lies this healthy walnut cacao milkshake. Made with a quick walnut milk, raw cacao, dates, and frozen cauliflower (promise you won’t taste it!), it’s a chocolate lover’s dream.
Another sourdough post, this time about my experience milling flour at home. Where fresh milled flour really shines is in flavor. The complexity and nuances of each grain comes through, deeply rich and nutty. I’ve baked with both fresh milled hard red winter wheat, and spelt, and loved each. The crust, crackly, and shinier! The crumb is so so tender, softer than an everyday kind of loaf.
Although I felt like I “studied” hard before baking my first loaf, there were things I wish I would have known before starting. I’m writing this post today to share the top 5 sourdough starter tips, answer the most common questions I’ve received, and hopefully squash your fears of sourdough baking. Because I firmly believe that anyone can do it! You don’t need to have years of baking experience, nor understand scientific terms. You don’t need an abundance of cooking tools or a special oven. All you need is flour, water, and salt…. they do all the work for you. Isn’t that crazy?