Friday, March 8, 2013

Sourdough bread, canning beans, and digging in the dirt!

      It sure does smell good in my kitchen! And it's been several hours since I baked the sourdough bread! It is so delicious! I can hardly believe I made sourdough with my own wild yeast! It's amazing! I tried this before, but it didn't taste good. This tastes wonderful! I'm glad I tried the process again! I'm almost out of sourdough starter, so I'm feeding it everyday! I have dough rising for pitas, but I'm not sure if it's going to turn out. The recipe called for water, but I didn't add all of it because it made the dough too wet. I'll let you know if it turns out.  

      I got most of the beans that came in the co-op order, canned. I had twenty pints in all. That should last us a good while. I love kidney beans so that was what most of them were. I also had five pints of baby limas, two of black beans and two of Adzuki beans. I don't know why I love to can beans, but it is very satisfying to me! I guess I feel like I've 'done something' when it's completed!

      The weather was so nice today, 62 was the predicted high, so I got my shovel and went to work! I turned under three beds before I came inside! I thought I could do more, but that is a pretty good workout! Especially after I'd already worked out upstairs! I still want to make some "Energy Bars" since the girls are coming tomorrow. They only have three ingredients: dates, nuts, and dried fruit and you process it in the food processor. I think this will be a healthy snack for me and the girls. Hope ya'll have had a good week! Looks like our temps are going to be a lot warmer next week! Spring is definitely here! Have a nice weekend! Blessings from Bama!

A canner full of beans!

A very large canner!

A work in progress.

This was after they were finished but  were still cooking. The bubbles didn't show up here.


The completion of the process!

Sourdough rising.

Finished product! Delicious!


12 comments:

  1. Your canned beans and fresh baked sour dough bread sounds divine! I can only imagine how good they both taste! So glad the weather has been nice for you! We are still a little on the cool side in NC, and boy, has it been insanely windy! Next week's weather predictions look nice, so I hope to get a little done in my yard! Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

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    1. Hi Rhonda! Wow! Hope ya'll don't get blown away! The sourdough bread is divine! Hope you have fun in your yard next week!

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  2. Your sourdough bread looks great! And your canned beans look delicious! How do you have so much energy to get so much accomplished each day? It must be your energy bars! I need your recipe for that. :) Hope you have a terrific weekend. Hugs and blessings to you.

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    1. Lol! You probably do more than me, Lisa! haha! I haven't made them yet, but plan on it in the morning. I'll let ya'll know how they turn out. Hugs to you too!

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  3. The bread looks so good! You have been busy! Those energy bars sound interesting. Let me know if you like them. Blessings from Wisconsin.

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    1. Hi Jacky, they do don't they! I'll let ya'll know how they turn out!

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  4. I would like a slice of your sourdough bread right now! lol Dig a shovel full of dirt for me until our snow melts, okay! Nancy

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    1. OK to both of of your requests! Have a nice weekend! Hope your snow melts soon!

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  5. Hi Bama Girl! Your title says it all! Your enjoyment of all these homey tasks is wonderful! Looks yummo! Hugs, Cheeryshirley

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    1. Hi Cheeryshirley! Thank you! Hugs to you too!

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  6. I just love sourdough. I've never thought of making my own! Mmmm..... I can just imagine the heavenly smell! Congrats on putting up so many beans! That much for a co-op is wonderful. I also love your backsplash! It's so exciting to have warms days to go outside and play in the dirt! I'm so happy spring is finally here!

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    1. Hi Holley! Thanks! We love our beans! The backsplash material is actually ceiling tile purchased at Lowe's! Thanks! Yes, playing in the dirt is what I should be doing now! I'm happy too!

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