February 5, 2008

Playing with our food!

It's been baguettes, french breads and many...MAny loaves filled with numerous nuts; seeds and grains for awhile now...
.... "wweeee?" *giggle*
Safe to say; my freezer is now fat and carb-filled with all that baked gluten! I love the loaves too much to throw them away! Refreshing them in my oven before dipping them in soups/stews keeps them perfectly safe to store.

I absolutely LOVE eating our freshly baked baguettes out of the oven. I was swept off my feet with a deliciously toasty aroma as I drifted into 'crusty-bread-heaven' with the crisp sound of crackling crusts in every bite into these amazing loaves. I only wish we made more! *laughs* I wouldn't mind making baguettes for our entire period of 67.5 hours designated for bread! Just so I can eat them all!! *greedy grin*
Several of us kiddies managed to make the most of our dreadful waiting times for proofing, benching, resting, fermenting..*ahhh*.... I really hope monkey-ing around in class won't get us in trouble with our marks on professionalism! I don't think Chef Mary and Daniel will pick on our playful-ness if they catch us messing with our breads.Chef Mary is trying real hard to make breads as fun as possible for us; and I guess it is beginning to grow on me. Isn't she adorable? Her smile is so comforting~I've stopped whining in class at least; *grin* I'm being a good apprentice baker....learning my breads..slow and easy...absorbing hints and information; I even tasted a blob of our poolish starter today. Yes;...it was gross..and it tasted real bad; sour and off. But I'm glad I did.. I now understand how it should be. Putting fresh, foul smelling bacteria in my mouth took a fair bit of self 'convincing'; but I'm happy I finally decided it was something I MUST do; and not something I had a choice about.It's just going to be pictures today guys.... my laptop isn't working too well.. and I have an assignment to finish before class in the morning tomorrow.
It's finally decided; I'm about to switch to a MacBook. Yes.. Su is about to get 'apple-ed' *laughs* I'm trying to get a good deal right now. I really love the way it looks; how it's incredibly light and of course how much I've heard about it running very well too. *shrug* What do you think?

7 comments:

Em said...

I have a MacBook Pro... got it almost a year ago. LOVE IT immensely!!

Lotus said...

You use Picasa for your photos right? I don't think Picasa can run on a Mac (becasue it's a .exe file).... but do let me know if yuo manage to do so! :)

WanTse said...

Hello. My friend Shalini led me to your blog and I just have to say I really enjoy reading your blog. Like yourself I also have a passion for food (although more to the cooking side). Happy baking!

Brandi said...

I was a PC girl my entire life until last summer when my husband and I had to replace our dying desktop. We decided to go for a laptop - he really wanted a MacBook Pro, and I was kind of anti them at first because they're so expensive and I thought it would be hard to make the switch. But I loved it so much I went out and got myself a (regular) MacBook too! They are so user friendly and just all around fantastic in my opinion.

Deanna said...

i think you should go with a mac, but don't do the new 'air'. it lacks a lot of features (ex. CD drive). it's a great concept for people on the 'go', but for everyday use, just do the regular macbook!

matz said...

mac book is great. i was sick of the windows interface. its not without its flaws but on a whole i would go for mac book anytime. (well, almost.. if u not count those times where programmes cant run cos its not mac-ed)

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

Hey guys; I've just gotten my macbook. Havnt exactly gotten used to it; i have still been stuck to this old laptop of mine! haha I will eventually get acquainted to the mac. I kinda need some time to sit down and really play with it. It's so different! I NEED TO RIGHT CLICK!@!! hahaha.. it's kinda awkward; but Im sure i'll love it in no time!