17 February 2012
Sewing and sauce
We have a new car! It looks like this one - A Mazda 3. It is lovely to have a new car after 11 years!
I actually dusted off my sewing machine recently. I had a couple of dresses and some tops which are too low in the neckline and it was too hot to wear a cami underneath, so I cut up an old tshirt which had a nice braided neckline and sewed in a "modesty panel". It worked! I managed to fix three tops and two dresses.
I froze some parsley for use in the winter.
I made some tomato sauce (3kgs of tomatoes). It is so yummy! Recipe is from Sally Wise "A Year in a Bottle".
I always make my own bread in my Bread Machine. I have been reading about Sourdough Bread, which is made with natural yeast, and have started my own sourdough starter. The starter needs to grow by feeding it once a day on flour and water. The wild yeast then grows. It can be started with unsweetened pineapple juice or orange juice (I used orange juice) and water for the first two days and then fed with flour and water. Mine looks OK and has a slight smell of yeast, so I hope it works. It needs to be fed for a couple more days and then I can add flour, salt, water and a little olive oil, and make a loaf of bread. How exciting!