Thursday, January 03, 2008

Relaxing with wonder bread

Dan and I took Arrow on a little jaunt to a lovely spot in Boony Doon after Christmas. We canoed in Elkhorn Slough and saw lots of wildlife...different sea birds, including pelicans, a few sea otters, and harbor seals who followed our canoe.

Harbor seal
Hi there

The weather was drizzly and my foot was hurting, so we mostly relaxed...but we did walk along the Santa Cruz coastline one afternoon.

Cormorants in Santa Cruz
Cormorants on the bluff

And I discovered Hart's Fabric, which I heart. So many pretty fabrics, it was difficult to choose.

Fabric from Harts
Fabric stash

During the break I also discovered the wonder that is no knead bread. Much as been blogged about this bread, so I had high hopes...and yet, I was not disappointed. I made the almost no knead bread from Cooks Illustrated.

Almost no-knead bread
I made this!

It was delicious...oh, the crust! Mmm...I will be making this bread many more times. Might just start one tonight, I think.

Happy new year!

2 comments:

snoopyjoanne said...

mmm...looks delicious, all wonderful and crusty! i'll have to try it sometime.

African Kelli said...

Look at your loaf! I made that one too. Which recipe did you use?
And I've never been to Santa Cruz. Looks fabulous!