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4 days ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

I am grateful for the 100% cacao unsweetened baking chocolate. This I have as a treat-1 square cut into fourths and slowly melting in my mouth is delicious-to me. I picked some up yesterday and enjoyed it a reward for finishing mt task list.

4 days ago · Music Helps Me in Just Want to Talk

@hopeful33250 It is interesting what musicians are doing. I enjoy listening to music and only listening as the visuals are too overwhelming for me. Thankful I can minimize. This is delightful!!!

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@gingerw I have a mexican black bean/brown rice in my slow cooker. I have found this concoction to be good wrapped in a corn tortilla with some fresh greens. An interesting response from the old taste buds.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@contentandwell The aroma is inviting. When I feed the starter the yeasty fragrance permeates every corner of my habitat. I am filling the flower void with baking. Still undecided about bedding plants. Getting late.

4 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@rosemarya I keep the starter in the frig. When I plan to bake bread I take the starter out the day before to allow time for it to reach room temperature. I then feed it to get it going again (time varies) and go from there. The starter can be finicky and even cantankerous with the fluctuating temperatures here in Hoosierville. It does require some patience due to the unpredictability of the starter. Maybe why I can work with it due to my own taciturn disposition.
Currently I have 2 starters going-one to use regularly the other in the frig. I also use the discard which adds zip to so many baked goods. I no longer eat processed sugar, but do enjoy baking and sharing with others.
I have learned the most from experience and also from the site the Clever Carrot. Anyone wanting to get into sourdough may benefit from the information there.
Have you been doing any drawing lately? When I see your profile photo I recall your purchase of new hiking boots. 🙂

6 days ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

I have succeeded at making my own sourdough starter and enjoying baking/sharing/eating my own sourdough bread. There is a satisfaction in doing this and the smell of the yeasty,sourdough aroma is intoxicating. I freeze some and also share with some of my neighbors. Some had not eaten home grown sourdough bread. What fun this adventure has been.

Mon, May 18 9:27am · Isolation: How Do We Handle it? in COVID-19

@hopeful33250 I am becoming more comfortable with them. I make them out of T-shirt sleeves-no sewing, easy and quick. Also add a layer of mesh that I can remove and toss. What a relief to know that I am not imagining what I see!!! 🙂 Cyber hug and elbow bump.

Mon, May 18 9:04am · Isolation: How Do We Handle it? in COVID-19

I am beginning to see the COVID chapter as a never-ending one. I just canceled another test as leaving home has become so difficult. I do manage the grocery every 2 weeks as one does need to eat. Takes me 2 weeks to psyche myself up again to even face the grocery store and get through without a panic attack. Ridiculous I tell myself. At least they have senior hours. This helps. Odd with no one talking or even making eye contact. Starting to wear on those on the front lines and some are no longer there. 🙁 Everyone in masks-I think I have been transported to another world that is even less kind than the previous one. George was ahead of his time. I find myself wondering whose eyes are peering back at me.