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Sourdough Rye Bread

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I got a good starter on the second try, when I followed the instructions exactly. It doubles in size every three or four hours instead of every twelve, and I couldnít wait Ė I had to try a loaf of sourdough rye with the seventh generation. It may be a total failure (inedible) but I wanted to see what happens, so I started a loaf rising when the dogs and I got back this morning. The starter is on the ninth generation now, and at least one guy says that the starter will be stable and good if you feed it every 12 hours for 30 days, which would be the sixtieth generation.

I worked outside today, and was in the process of planting two flats of St. Augustine plugs in the small sparse areas when the most exciting thunderstorm we have had for a long time hit Ė it was one of those where the rain looks like sheets of curtain waving in the wind when you look at the house across the street, and you canít see the house very well. I got wet enough that I decided to stay inside for the rest of the day.

Right now the loaf had risen for 12 hours so I knocked it down, shaped it, and put it in the oven with the light on to rise again. Iíll bake it around 10:00 and find out what happens today. Using only a fourth of a cup of starter (two ounces) to rise 20 ounces of flour is a lot less than most writers recommend, but keeping the starter in a small container has a lot of advantage. If itís not enough itís easy to multiply by just feeding it every four hours. The only advantage is the long (18 hour recommended) first rise and the long (two hour) second rise. If this doesnít work, Iíll double the starter until I get good results.

This is the web site I have been using, and itís a mistake to use vinegar instead of unsweetened pineapple sauce:

http://www.scientificpsychic.com/alpha/f
ood/sourdough-bread.html

The starter recipe works great if you use pineapple juice, and I used whole-wheat flour out of the cupboard. After the vinegar fiasco, it was wonderful to see the thing foaming and covered in bubbles after the third day.

  
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MS.ELENI 4/21/2012 10:10PM

    I would never have the patience to do what you are doing emoticon

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Good Advice

Friday, April 20, 2012



Note: This was my birthday present from SparkPeople. It's good advice.

  
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Just pretend to eat this

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ARNETTELEE 4/20/2012 4:16PM

  Happy birthday! Great advice!

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The Cat and the Dog

Thursday, April 19, 2012

  
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    Sounds more like my dog. emoticon

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New Drug

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

  
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Woundseal and Thin Blood

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I just found out what wafarin really does for you. I was making a big pot of soup today, chopping up three pounds of large onions, and on the last cut of the last onion, the knife slipped and cut about a quarter inch of skin loose from the outside of my middle finger, just above the nail toward the index finger. I tried starch, and that wouldn't stop the bleeding, but I had bought a package of woundseal when I started taking the wafarin - the stuff they use on the battlefield to stop bleeding. The first pass almost worked, but it was still bleeding through in two places, so I used some more and did get it to stop. Then I got the "scab" wet washing up, and it started bleeding again. I used another package on that, got it stopped again, and put a band-aid on to protect things. I thought that should do it, but later I looked, and the bandage has a spot of blood about 3/8 of an inch in diameter showing, where the bandage adsorbed blood.

That stuff really does keep your blood from clotting,. I wonder what would happen if you were in a serious car crash?

  
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PMFISH 4/17/2012 5:40PM

    How often do you have your blood checked?? I have to take this awful drug also, but I sure do not want a stroke. When I was first put on warfarin they had my blood way toooo thin. It took quite some time and then I could tell by the way I felt when it was too thin. I now test my blood at home every month or anytime I feel like I might be off. You might want to check it out. We have to find what works for ourselves. Pressure is the best answer.

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MRE1956 4/17/2012 2:09PM

    Ohhhhhh, my - that stuff is baaaaaaad news.......this HAS TO BE one of the kind of things that one should put on a medical alert bracelet......you know, in the event of an accident.......

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MS.ELENI 4/17/2012 1:51PM

    If you were in a car crash you would just kiss your butt goodbye.
bandaids don't work. I usually make a pad of papertowel and then use bandaid to keep tight pressure on wound. Keeping pressure on it is best way.

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