June 8, 2008 § 10 Comments
I’ve never had a loaf of bread utterly fail on me ever. Today apparently is my day. I tested the recipe I was going to make for the 10 loaves I promised to the Rose Tourney feast and…I got nothing (EDIT: Nothing of a rise, that is. We never got to the baking stage as a result of this). New flour, new yeast, even kitchen temps out of the breezes. Nothing wrong that I can find through troubleshooting and literally nothing but a lump of flour and ingredients (and yes I added them all). Crap. I’d hoped to have at least 5 loaves in the freezer by tonight if the recipe worked. Time to regroup.
January 2, 2008 § 11 Comments
Iasmin found a stout beer she’ll drink up to half a glass of.
No, not Guinness. Bell’s Cherry Stout. That’s like drinking the Budweiser of stout, I know, but there you have it. I try stout beer every year like I try Brussels sprouts, just to make sure I still hate them. I found out I liked baby lima beans (only the baby ones!) that way.
Apparently I found a stout beer I’ll drink now too. Thanks to Goldilocks leaving his beer at our house . I can’t drink a lot of it, but a half a glass is much better than a sip and stinky face. So, if you know of stout beers in the same general flava category as Bell’s Cherry, let me know.
 The bubbles taste wrong. They have a flavor and shape to me that makes my mouth try to spit it out automatically because it tastes like lumpy chemicals.
 Sorry to the Divine Ms. A. I’ll promise not to drink it in front of you.
 Along with the porter, which I’m confident I won’t drink. So yay to the Big Guy for his free beer.
 Damn stuff is like bread. I’m full half way through the bottle.