more baking in da house

I have mentioned before how much I love the Baking with Julia cookbook. It is very informative and nicely photographed, and it has inspired me to try baking all sorts of things that ordinarily would have scared me off (like croissants and brioche!). Today I made the Semolina Bread. I don’t know if it came out as it’s supposed to, but it tastes pretty good, and the crumb is pretty.
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In knitting news, there is little to report. I had social engagements three nights in a row, so I was only able to knit for one hour in those three days! I do all my knitting in the evenings, which amounts to about 2-3 hours per night. Maybe that is why I’m not very productive. So when do you all knit?

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8 Responses to more baking in da house

  1. amy says:

    I don’t get it…. I just don’t get it… at slim thing like you baking at least a few times a week and presumably EATING it too! Fast metabolism?? What is your secret?!? Never mind you take the TIME to DO it.. Very admirable indeed and always enjoy seeing what you are up to :)

  2. yoko says:

    I usually knit either when I first wake up (if I manage to wake up early) or before I go to bed. I used to knit during football games, too. I think I’m going to stop knitting too late at night, because I fall asleep with the needles in my hand!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Yeah, where are all of those carbs going, Mariko? ;-) Can’t all be in your tummy.
    2-3 hours of knitting sounds like a lot to me! I like to knit early in the morning, for about an hour.

  4. Jessica says:

    I’m a SAHM so I knit all the time but only for a few minutes here and there. I keep a small project in my purse (sometimes just a smaller part of a bigger project) and when the kids are playing on the playground or reading at the book store I pull out my knitting and work on it. I also knit while I’m online too. There is usually some point during the day when I think, “I sitting here reading about knitting when I could actually be knitting.” That’s when I pick my knitting back up.

  5. gracie says:

    gosh, that bread looks so delicious!
    im so new to knitting but i’m a SAHM like jessica so i only knit for a few minutes here and there.

  6. alison says:

    Whenever I get a chance!! During the week, evenings are my only options; on weekends, I’ll knit day and night if possible. Let’s see: today’s Sunday, and Bill and I went to a coffee shop for a few hours this afternoon, and I knit while he studied his Chong-wen. Tonight I think we’ll watch a movie, and I’ll knit. Good knit day!

  7. Rob says:

    I adore semolina bread!!! YUM YUM (and yours looks like mine do when I make mine, from my cookbook “Cucina dn Famiglia” by Stanley Tucci and company.
    Do you have the Reese’s chocolate “pringles” out there–saw them at Kroger last night and thought of you!

  8. rae says:

    i’m in a similar situation as jessica – sahm. my favorite time to knit is in the morning after the kids leave for school. i make a nice cup of coffee and sit next to my favorite window in the living room. i ‘allow’ myself one hour before doing my chores. otherwise like jessica, its a stitch here and there. recently determined that i need to have something more portable to take a long with me – maybe socks?!
    your bread looks so yummy! i can almost smell it : ) i usually only have time for quick breads. envy you! what a lucky man you have!!!

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