>I wanted to try something new and fun this morning – fresh English muffins. They were surprisingly easy, and the best I’ve ever had, and great fun to see the dough go from this…

…to this, after rising, then cutting them out, then rising again…

…to dusting them with semolina flour & cooking them 7 minutes on each side on a griddle (!!! who knew?!!!)…

…and then to the below.

Absolutely fantastic.

It’s been a crazy-busy week with writing. Thanks to two hardcore critters, Deadbells is now ‘Child of Fortune, Child of Labor,’ and is on its fifth revision and nearly ready for OWW. I’ve never written anything like it before, and it’s exciting and scary as hell.

Today, we’re caving in and buying a grill. A cheap one, in case someone wants to walk off with it when we’re not home. Then I’m going to make the myriad of chicken recipes in this month’s Bon Appetit because they look phenomenal. And when John’s friend DJ gets here, we’re going to have the chocolate peanut-butter cookies AND the blackberry cake, carbs be damned.

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