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In 2012, I created my own sourdough starter from scratch. It used organic flours (rye, kamut, whole wheat, spelt) and distilled water. I kept the sourdough alive and tried to make sourdough bread half a dozen times. However, it was only mildly successful one time when I made a Olive Sourdough Fougasse. I basically gave up on sourdough until recently. It's been a personal challenge for me as a baker. I put the sourdough starter…

When this book was first released last October, reviewers noted how dark it was. Indeed, this book is very heavy in tone and creepyness. Much more so than the previous two books. Even though the second book had its strange oddities too. I found some of the chapters from the perspective of the villain hard to get through. Still, I finished this book in two evenings so it was not that bad. The other minor…

This a follow up review to one I made when I first read this book in 2014. However, I had not made anything from this book. I still find it useful even though the costs and availability do not apply to my country or growing season. However, I really enjoyed reading about Reese's experiments. She offers some very basic and classic recipes (pasta making, sauces, etc.) to some less typical ones (salted pork, cured salmon).…

This manga took me a bit too long to read because I find it hard to watch Emma be so very wrong in visual form. There is a lot second hand embarrassment knowing how blind Emma is through most of this book with respect to the characters. It is understandable given her background, but it's still hard to read through in comic form. It is a fun manga adaptation as with the Pride and Prejudice…

Movies In Theatres The Monkey 2 in 3D (16 02 2016) - My Dad wanted to see this when he heard it was screening in our town. He and I have not seen a movie since the 1990s. We went on the night after a snow storm had dropped 50cm. The cinema was not empty, but our theatre only had three other people in it which I had foreseen, snow storm or no. I don't…

Mr. Robot (Feb 3-5, 2016) - I had heard a lot about this show when it was airing last summer, and I kept seeing Rami Malek photos. He is photogenic and has a certain quality about him. There is something mesmerizing about him. He's amazing in this and deserved all the praise. I really hope he gets more high profile roles. The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard from a TV show. Let's…