Regarding the contest for the bread I had originally wondered that there would be some concern over how I would ensure fairness in my random selection, but no! Instead the comments included ballot box stuffing, competition, and influencing the outcome with guilt! My goodness you blog readers are an intense group! I have however maintained my original intention to do this fairly and randomly. So I printed out the comments and cut them up. I did toss out the ones from the unknown guy from Austrailia and Larry's (I told him no commenting!) To ensure total impartiality I had my sweet innocent children do the picking. And the winner is....Kendrea!!!! I swear that I did not rig this thing so that I could avoid going to the post office since she lives across the street and all I will have to do is stand on the porch and fling it at her house. Honest.
I might still make a few more loaves of bread and use that as an excuse to get together with some old friends, or maybe I'll even surprise you with some in the mail, who knows!
A few other thoughts on that topic:
Who knew there were so many closet green belts and bread machine owners out there? The things we learn about each other!
I still can't recall Lynn's bar name but when she said it at the wine tasting party last month I thought it was hilarious. Although after a few rounds of tasting everything was hilarious. Ashley Birmingham or something like that. I thought that maybe if the names got put out into the internet through my blog then some poor rejected men who have been googling them for all these years might finally find out the truth... Anyways I never seemed to have a need for a bar name, could have been due to a lack of men in bars wanting to talk to me...
Here is the bread recipe:
1 cup cold water
1 Tbs oil
1/4 cup of honey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of ground decorticated cardamom (still perfecting this amount)
3 cups Whole Wheat bread flour
1 Tbs Yeast
Dump in machine in order, press button for cycle 5, wait until finished and garnish with green ribbon.
Thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog, it's always great to hear from you!