Monthly Archives: October 2010

It worked!

 When I told my students that mixing flour and water and then letting it sit around for a few days would result in a functional sourdough starter, I was just repeating stuff I had read.  You know, wild yeast spores … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Climates

We live in the valley, where there have been some mighty hard freezes in the past week.  Therefore, the garden is totally kaput (with the exception of some beets waiting to be dug). (I’d say, "dug up," but I’m a … Continue reading

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Not Waiting for Superman

Last night a bunch of teachers – well, about 15 from our school and over 100 from others – took advantage of the local  Sundance Theater’s offer to see the new movie Waiting for Superman at half-price.  While I had … Continue reading

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The one I tried to post on Sunday, when the internet crashed again

It’s Day Four of the Wild Yeast Capturing Scheme, and here is how we look today:Tomorrow I’ll refrigerate it and we’ll use it to bake bread at school on Thursday. It was another sunny day, not quite so warm, but … Continue reading

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It’s Alive! (At least, I hope so!)

 This weekend I’m babysitting some soon-to-be sourdough starter (at least, I hope it’ll work out).  In school we are studying Europe, and my science tie-in is bread, which seems to have gotten its start in Egypt and entered Europe via … Continue reading

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Reducing my carbon emissions

Yeah, 350 day!

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10*10*10

Yes, it’s 10-10-10, and when I logged on it was actually (and coincidentally) 10:10 a.m.  Today is some worldwide Parade for the Planet thingy, in which we are all supposed to alert those we know, and those in power, to … Continue reading

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