The Horn Book reviews the new Beatrix Potter movie, which stars Renee Zellweger as Miss Potter.
Rod Dreher, author of Crunchy Cons (a book I have been meaning to read), is doing some rethinking.
Have you read the December issue of The Edge of the Forest yet?
January 13, 2007 @ 11:27 am | Filed under: Science
Via Boing Boing:
Video of a boat floating on gas. Not water, gas. Sulfur hexafluoride, to be exact. Watch the model boat sink after a hand swamps it with cups of the invisible gas.
January 13, 2007 @ 11:19 am | Filed under: Family
You can call me Al(fred)…
(And please excuse my jammies.)
January 13, 2007 @ 10:04 am | Filed under: Family
Big sis has her hands full…
January 13, 2007 @ 9:58 am | Filed under: Photos
Wonderboy and his trusty sidekick…
January 13, 2007 @ 9:40 am | Filed under: Sourdough
We did it! Baked our first successful sourdough.
The crumb was a little dense, perhaps, not as holey as sourdough is supposed to be. But we’re getting there. It tasted great and the texture was nice, just more like a regular yeast bread than sourdough, moist rather than chewy.
This was our second attempt at sourdough baking. The first attempt was a huge flop. We produced our first bricks. The sponge didn’t expand much, and I should have just started over at that stage.
This time around, the sponge doubled in two hours, and we were so excited. We’re getting better at reading our starter.
Here is one of the finished loaves:
As you can see, I need to improve my slashing technique. I’m too timid. Gotta get bolder with the blade!