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Ferments of 2021

Fermentation list for 2021. What have I fermented so far? Continue reading

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Sourdough Starter Care

I was recently asked about how to care for a sourdough starter and thought I’d write down what I’ve learned over the years. The very short version is, “If it doesn’t look active, I should feed it.” The longer version … Continue reading

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Running through 2020

A little over four years ago, I started running every day. I had done that before but never with much success. This time things were different and I managed to run every day for a year. The following year, I … Continue reading

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Croissants

After going vegan, there are obvious things you miss like good cheese (they are getting better, but still have room to improve) and there are less obvious foods like croissants. Maybe it’s obvious to everyone else, but having never made … Continue reading

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Sourdough

I’ve been baking for a while and keeping my sourdough starter going for about two years. During the first 23.5 months, one person asked for some. Since beginning “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” aka COVID lockdown, four nine (as of April … Continue reading

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Making Vegan Challah (First Try)

I’ve been baking breads for several years now, but still remember the confusion of getting started. So many recipes said things like “Add water 1 TBSP at a time until reaching the right consistency” or “Let rise until the dough … Continue reading

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BLE BirdLight

Avery has never been a great sleeper. In fact, by the time she turned two and a half, the number of nights she slept all the way through could still be counted on one hand. We’ve tried multiple approaches including … Continue reading

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Can’t you check the wiring?!?

A group of four students in the Nelsen Middle School Robotics Club stared from their robot to the diagram on the screen and back again. “Wait, does the yellow wire go there?” “No, I think it goes in the next … Continue reading

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Sapiens

Earlier this year, after listening to several podcasts proclaiming that Sapiens was the best book of 2016, I decided I should give it a glance. The online reviews made it sound interesting but I still wasn’t convinced that I’d make … Continue reading

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Car-less year completed

Life’s been a bit busy recently with leaving a job, traveling to Alaska for a friend’s wedding, moving from Boise to Seattle, buying a house, looking for a job, all while watching Avery and, of course, not driving. Well, things … Continue reading

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