On Friday night we purchased some things for a picnic. Coke Zero, Cheese Curd, Multi-grain sour dough bread, and grapes. We drank our Coke in 'flutes' and tore off chunks of bread. We sat on the deck of our little cabin in the woods and listened for the owls that are rumored to live there. Picnic Perfection.
I love bread. I like soft white cheap store bread and crusty fresh french bread. I love fruit breads and sour dough breads and sweet rolls but some of the best bread I have ever tasted we got at a little organic market on Lopez Island called Blossoms. It is Multi-grain Sour dough bread. Almost completely organic, it's heavy and rich and very sour. We discovered it on another trip to Lopez over a year ago when we bought a loaf with some fresh herbed cheese curd. So delicious that we got it again.
Cycle Guy did some research when we got home. Do you remember when I fell in love last spring? With a little unknown town in northwest Washington called Edison? Wellllll, this bread is made at The Bread Farm in.... EDISON! I don't have to ride a ferry to the islands to get this wonderful bread! I wonder if they ever have classes?
I think that just might be my next project: Breadmaking. I'm pretty sure I could teach Breadmaking 101. But I want to learn more about the intricate science of bread. Gluten. Sour Dough Start. Crusty Crusts. Braiding. Seeds and nuts.
Do you have a favorite vacation spot? What food goes with it? And what projects are you hoping to accomplish in the upcoming cold winter indoor months?