Wednesday, January 8, 2014

~Bread and a Book~

 I just finished putting the bread machine to work and now the whirl of the paddle can be heard out in the kitchen. It's a triumphant sound as I haven't made bread (or much of anything) since I got sick. It's been months since that sound has been heard or the house has smelled like heaven as it bakes. The clean up, however, has not been done yet as the above picture proves. My knees are still very painful so the ten or so minutes it took to stand and measure ingredients into the bread machine will now require a good 30 mins of sit down time to make up for it. Clean up will have to wait.

The other sound I'm hearing is the constant spattering of rain and wind against the windows. It shakes the panes of this old house and makes it sound like someone trying to break in. I took this picture while I was still out in the kitchen- that's my view from the kitchen sink and as you can see 2 o'clock in the afternoon here looks no different than early morning or late evening. I wish it was bright and white with snow, but we just don't get much of that in the good ol' Pacific Northwest. However, we also don't get -0 temperatures either, so I won't complain (too much) ;)

A treasure came in the mail a couple days ago- a little treat I bought for myself with leftover gift card money. Another book by Gladys Taber to add to my humble collection! And it's one I have not read yet, so I'm savoring the anticipation of digging into it. 

Doesn't it look well with the others? I found Gladys and her books a couple years ago after being introduced to them by the lovely Susan Branch. And of course I'm hooked . . . and of course, they are out of print and hard to come by. And of course, that makes them even better! :)


  1. There is nothing like the aroma of fresh baked bread! Hopefully you gave your knees a good rest!

    I need to add Gladys Taber's books to my list. For some odd reason, I've never read any of them!

    Our high temperature today actually climbed above freezing! It almost felt balmy!:-)

    Take care!

  2. Fresh baked bread here too today! Sorry you're not enjoying a snowy winter....

  3. Ooooh i bet your kitchen smelt so good!
    We have the very same weather as you, its been days days, maybe even weeks, Oh well, it's nice to stay cosy.
    I've not heard of Gladys Taber before, I must have a little look.
    Take care sweetie and keep getting stronger x
    love jooles x x x

  4. those books look good! i'll have to keep my eye out for them at my local thrift stores and antique shops! thanks for the recommendations! that bread looks yummy..

  5. Enjoy your book, looks like the perfect day to cuddle down and do some serious reading.


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