Thank you so much for your kind words on yesterday's post. The deep stuff is difficult to publish (I wake up the mornings the post goes live with a knot in my stomach), but it's always worth it to write through it (I'm trying to live by this quote). Our little bug is three months old today. She's practically ready for college (with a major in eating). I am still wrapping my brain around the fact that she's a real human who lives with us. One of these months it's sure to click.
Tomorrow we enter autumn. I really hope someone tells Southern California so at least we can pretend we have such things as seasons and break out our scarves, pour some tea & make some soup. I told myself I would hold off decorating for fall until it actually was fall, but yesterday Trader Joe's had their pumpkins out and I bought two. Maybe this is the year I'll try to bake pumpkin pie. It's for sure the year I am going to decorate for Halloween. I have a feeling that holidays are going to be 10x more fun with a little one in the mix.
Before the heat (hopefully) fades, I am taking another shot at making my own sourdough bread starter. I got an email from a sweet reader (thanks Ophelia!) with a link and photos of this recipe and I was encouraged to try again. This is my third attempt to create the right environment for a starter and we'll see if this is the time it works. I've felt a bit like a scientist and a bit like an artist as I've "fed" the mixture every morning this past week and I must admit, that's pretty rad. I am going to try baking my first loaf this weekend. If I'm successful, watch out Tartine Bread book, I am coming for you. Results will be shared here, of course.
I'm hosting a Project Life crop with Paper Tales, a San Diego scrapbook store, on October 19th. This is the first time I've done something like this and am so looking forward to it! More info here and you can call Paper Tales at 619.222.2510 to sign up.
Retired workshop PDFs are still on sale here through the end of the month.