What a time to be on the road and no bread baking kitchen really available and to top that putting my 97 year old Dad in the hospital for several days.
The BBB time of the month is always a highlight for me and I’m really disappointed to be missing this one on every level imaginable. It’s hard for me to fully communicate what a special little group this is to me. I love that we come from many places and histories and find so much commonality within ourselves. I love that our glue is our shared passion for baking bread and sharing all the glorious mysteries of it’s coming out of the oven. We had one of our wonderful wild exchanges with this month’s bread and it really made me long to be baking. But try as I might, I simply couldn’t carry it off.
Our most gracious Kitchen of the Month is Jamie from Life’s a Feast. Life’s a Feast is such a wonderful title for her and the way I feel about her bread this month even though I can’t be baking it. No matter the ups and downs of life, no matter that I can’t bake this one Life is a Feast and I’m happy to be in it.
The bread Jamie has brought us this month is from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (revised & updated edition) by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François. They have a wonderful web site, Artisan Bread in 5 I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
The bread: Chocolate Prune Bread. Everything shared on our blog makes me sure you really want to try this bread … I know I really really want to.
Hope you enjoy this one and join our Bread Baking Buddy group and bake with us. January’s Bread Baking Babes recipe is Chocolate Prune Bread from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (revised & updated edition) by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François. You too can bake along with us and be a Bread Baking Buddy. Simply bake this Chocolate Prune Bread, blog it – don’t forget to mention being a Bread Baking Buddy and link back to this blog post! Then send Jamie the link (please include your name and your blog’s name) by January 26th to jamieannschler AT gmail DOT com with January Bread Baking Buddy in the subject line and I will add you to the roundup at the end of the month.
I’ll do my very best to bake next month when I may well be trying from Florida!
January 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm
My heart goes out to you. Caring for our parents is loving and challenging work.
Take care of you both.
January 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm
Sometimes vicarious baking is as almost as good as the real thing (and think how good it is for your waistlines!) Almost as good, mind. How I wish that I could send you some of our rolls to tide you over until you have an actual kitchen. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and your dad.
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January 17, 2014 at 3:44 am
Hope your dad is alright. It’s hard to see them go so weak when they get older. (was with my dad yesterday, he’s ‘just’ 83) Wow an amazing 93 years! I hope you can cope with all and you’ll be baking this one day, some day.
January 17, 2014 at 5:55 am
I have been baking like you were next to me Tanna, hope that is a bit of conaolation. Plus we had some hot and sour soup last week so you both were in our minds. Take care!
January 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Hope your dad is okay. 93 is a proud age to be. My mom is going to be 83 this year and I can’t see her enough. I wished we lived together….
January 27, 2014 at 11:41 am
All the best to you and your dad!!
February 9, 2014 at 10:23 am
It’s been a while. Glad you are still blogging. I must have lost your link somehow. It sounds like your dad needs you. Take care, Tanna. Glad to see you online.
February 9, 2014 at 10:23 am
Tanna, Argette is my wordpress name, but it’s really me, Mimi, from French Kitchen.
February 9, 2014 at 10:45 am
Ho! Delighted to see you again Mimi! So glad you clued me to the wordpress name.