What a week! Two cardboard robots arrived from Tin Toy Arcade, reliable source of my wind-up robots. Could not resist @$6/each-- a Valentine gesture.
Very intrigued with robots, intending to write about this fascination. It has many parts both personal and political. Earlier in the week Ron decided he wanted to make a pork roast at Rachel's, took a robot there. Zoe and Ellie delighted--each wanted in her room as a night light. Their Dad suggested taking turns; will find out how that turned out.
This afternoon I'm introducing the one that I have kept to people who live on my floor. We have a lounge that's seriously underused--and offers a view of Mt. Hood, often gloriously visible. Someone else will bring cookies leftover from a snowed-out event last weekend.
Earlier in the week had succes with Sourdough Oatmeal Bread from 1980 Sourdough Cookery by Rita Davenport. After shaping loaves, took overnight to rise! Small dense, very delicious. Think I'll take couple of slices for the girls when we go to babysit tonight. Ellie liked last one--sourdough rye.
About to begin making a second starter. Had two when we lived in Baltimore. That was rye, this time I'm trying wholewheat. Inspired by a longform Facebook post on Mother Jones. There's a Bread Lab at Washington State University. "Could this baker solve the gluten mystery?" was filled with much to read--whole grain starter instructions, sourdough recipe and links to others. Internet's Valentine to me!