For years I’ve appreciated that my fiber arts – particularly knitting and weaving – can combat stress and/or anxiety. Since 45 entered the White House, my fingers have only reluctantly picked up my needles or warped my looms. However, I have more thoroughly explored another kind of fiber.
I have three different kinds of wild yeasts (sourdoughs) in my refrigerator, and one of the hall closets is now filled with food-safe storage tubs filled with different organic grains that I grind, sift (or not) and bake with.
Here are some pictures! (If you click any of the pictures, you can read a brief description of each baked item.)
I am regularly asked how Thor and I stay thin though our kitchen regularly smells (and now looks) like a professional bakery. Having 45 in the White House has put a damper on my appetite. In the late afternoon we start listening to and watching national and international news, which makes it difficult for me to stomach much food after that point in the day. Our country’s political chaos hasn’t killed Thor’s appetite, so in order that he doesn’t overindulge we share my baked goodies – with friends, neighbors, medical providers, the folks who order my organic grains, repair people, landscapers, etc.
The next post I will share some pictures of the other fiber work. 🙂 I’ve been working a fair amount with Lopi (in various weights) my absolute most favorite yarn to knit with. I will put aside the Lopi once there is no snow left on the hills near us, which is the time the local farmers say it’s safe to starting planting.
Several friends have said they’re waiting for me to start ripping up our yard to plant grains. Nahhh, I don’t think that will happen; Thor is sure to stop me if I tried. (That said, I did look into it – but don’t tell Thor!)