I've mentioned my much-anticipated "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" book. Today I baked with Sarah Page (it is Wednesday after all.) By baked, I mean I took the high-moisture pre-risen bread dough out of her fridge, shaped it into a ball, then a little later, put it into the oven. My "slashing" of the bread was a little overkill as it came out of the oven looking like it had sprouted tumors. I also made jam, and by making jam, I mean that I gently warmed the jam Sarah had previously made, just to dissolve the sugar.
I have kicked myself twice today for not having a camera. Katie- I've got to get a bigger purse to carry my camera, because there are just too many opportunities to take pictures of weird things here.
The first missed photo opportunity was the homeless guy sleeping in the science building, using his shoe as a pillow. It was also very sad, but had an element of the ridiculous with the snake and turtle skeletons in the background.
The second photo op was a car at the gas station. I came out from the station to find a car so decrepit, I swear it must have been towed to that parking spot directly out of the junkyard. It was an Oldsmobile Omega (which I had never heard of before) whose color can be described as rust with primer details. The interior of the car was absolutely full, floor to ceiling, with boxes and bags. On top of all the junk and garbage on the passenger seat, was a fresh gourmet salad in a to-go container. I think it may have belonged to the napping hobo in the science building.