>I wrote a long post while I was making of the first sourdough loaves yesterday, about what worked & what didn’t, and the whole post was so boring and infomercial-ish that I deleted it. So here’s the short version. I shouldn’t have tried to convert from grams to cups because somewhere along the line, something went very, very wrong. And I probably did something else wrong, too.

This was the result –

Great-tasting, but not sour enough (so that was a problem back with the starter), and since I didn’t have an adequate steaming system, they weren’t as lovely as they could have been.

Plus, not enough holes. They just didn’t look right, although they tasted fine. Like white bread, really, which I could have made with far less work.

Then, the lasagna had too much ricotta. Who knew that could happen? I do, now.

The lemon custard ice cream, on the other hand, turned out better than I could have even hoped. I think it was the most splendid ice cream I’ve ever had, both today and yesterday. I adored the rinds in it, too, which gave it a lovely aromatic, rich flavor.

This morning, we made the best out of the rest of the sourdough.

I had a quick run, played some Bioshock, and then John and I went out to see the movie “Machete,” which I loved as much as the other two Grindhouse flicks by Rodriguez & Tarentino. A terrific movie, in classic “B” fashion, only with a pretty decent plot. Lots of layers – or rather, lots of hands involved in the drug money, with some really laugh out loud moments. And the timing on the music was so perfect so many times that every bomchickabombom moment was hysterical. Great fun.

Then dinner at the Deep Fork Grill, where John had a glass of 18-year-old Macallan- which was to die for – and I had a beautiful California Cabernet Sauvignon. We’re going to finish up with some Nip/Tuck tonight, since we’re still working out way through the first season – when it was still (mostly) classy.

Then up early to run tomorrow, before it gets hot – I desperately need to work off this booze & bread. I thought about trying the sourdough again, but we’ll see – it may be too soon, although I know a lot more know than I did before. I’m also going to try to treat tomorrow like a normal work day, so hopefully I can get the writing done that I need to.

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