I had grand plans for the opening post on this site. It was going to be a gloriously researched and documented process log for reactivating my long-neglected sourdough starter post-move, and I was (and am) very excited about it. My goal was to have it done by Friday.
That isn’t going to happen.
For a number of reasons, the starter just isn’t starting.
This would have nothing to do with the fact that I haven’t fed it regularly because I am increasingly unable to focus on anything other than election returns in Nevada and Georgia. And the global pandemic.
It also almost certainly has nothing to do with the fact that I’m not used to it being anywhere south of 70°F at this time of year.
I have put off getting started with this blog by waiting for things to be going perfectly. Take a sec, read the about page, and then head back here. I’ll wait.
Yeah. The irony is deep and unrelenting.
In unrelated news, I made my own all-purpose kitchen cleaner from orange peels, vinegar, and a tiny bit of dish soap. It works reasonably well, and smells quite nice.
A culinary degree and two years of professional experience has not stopped Jessi from making stupid mistakes – she just makes them more efficiently. She habitually reads cookbooks before bed, loses track of time on Wikipedia, and yells at cooking shows like dads watching football. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jackson, five plants, and more cookbooks than a 600 square foot studio should hold.
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I so look forward to following you.
I am so proud of you. Great start.
Thank you Connie!
Can I get the recipe for that cleaner?
BTW, love the aesthetic of your site.
I’m going to keep testing it for a couple weeks to make sure it holds up, but I’m planning on putting it up here 🙂
ive pressed play 17 times and the sourdough still isnt starting?
am i doing something wrong?
I will check to make sure there isn’t a problem with the YouTube embed, but honestly nothing happens in the video other than the light changing over the day. It may just look like it isn’t playing.
1. Celebrate the small successes!
2. Keep some painter’s tape in the kitchen to label everything like Jessi says.
1. You should patent and sell special kitchen tape = “Jessi Tape”.
2. Develop a new sleep app starring sourdough starter videos! 🙂
Love the site!
Painters tape labels will change your life.
So glad to have been given your blog address! Look forward to following you. I have also been glued to tv.