HAPPY EARTH DAY - LET'S PUT OUR BEST FOOD FORWARD!
I really wanted to participate in a COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS to celebrate today. Alas that may have to wait until I am in the Turtle Dome.
Today, I thinking of Lucille Bertuccio, a founder of the Center for Sustainable Living and the ceremonies we faciliated together and the training classes I presented to the IU graduates during Environmental Education in the Ourdoors classes at Hilltop. Local Food was a project of the CSL during that time. If you don't know about the Council of All Beings, check out the Book "Thinking Like a Mountain - Toward a Council of All Beings" by Joanna Macy and John Seed. I hope to have the opportunity to facilitate this ritual to a future generation of Council Presenters.
Why this video?
Many communities are experiencing an absence of yeast. There are lots of great detailed videos out there. This is to share how easy it is to develop your own sourdough starter. You will need a lot more patience as there is a lot of rising time to get the elevation many are used to. Don't expect the same rise in whole grain bakes because they will be delicious, but always a bit denser because they contain more nutrients than white flours.
I have pictures of some bakes on Instagram - https://instagram.com/localfoodbloomington
Click for Baking Resources and free classes - https://localfoodbloomington.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
BAKING TIP - I FIND THAT WARMING ANY LEFT OVER WHOLE GRAIN BAKES MAKES THEM LIKE FRESH OUT OF THE OVEN. Even though I am reducing most recipes by a third, I still end up putting bakes into the freezer. I portion them (cut) before storing and have "like" fresh always. These don't stay in the freezer for more than a few weeks, because I am regularly baking and switching up things.
STAY HOME, BE SMART, BE SAFE, BE A NURTURER OF LIFE, PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAP AND GATHER YOUR POSITIVE IDEAS FOR THE REGENERATION WE KNOW THAT WE NEED.
MUCH LOVE INTO THIS WORLD,
Local Food Fairy
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