Frostbite on Polyantha "The Fairy"
A few mornings ago we had a hard frost.
Threw some clothes on and quick grabbed my camera.
THIS is my favorite of all the ones I took....
You can actually see the bits of frostbite on the rose.
"Jens Munk" frozen leaves
My Rugosa rose bush is magnificent.
It is only supposed to get 4-5 feet tall, but it has far surpassed that.
The first thing to bloom in the gardens, and there are still roses on it come the first frost.
Who doesn't love a hardy "Knockout" rose?
They take a beating and still bloom all.summer.long.
Seems like just yesterday I was ooing and aahing over the first blossoms of spring:(
Shaping french bread
I have a new sourdough starter, Ischia, from a food swap I was involved in a few weeks ago.
I have been messing around with several new recipes and have been experimenting with some authentic french sourdoughs.
One nice thing about authentic french bread is there are only 4 ingredients...
flour, yeast (or sourdough starter), salt, and water.
The other nice thing about french bread....
it tastes good!
Nothing fancy, just good bread.
Final step before rising
Using sourdough starter is a bit tricky, as the rise time all depends on the strength of your starter as well as the temperature of the house.
Nearly ready to pop into the oven....
Straight from the oven
I have to invest in a bread slasher, for sure.
Here I used a sharp knife, but obviously did not go down far enough into the dough.
Nothin' says lovin' like something from the oven....
This was really tasty, but needs some improvement.
Thankfully, flour is cheap, cheap, cheap!
I don't have a recipe for you, but there are hundreds of variations on the net.
I think you'll like it!
In Christ alone,