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Making the Most of Monday: Owie. On My Bookshelf. In My Kitchen


If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays  signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.

Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.







Owie, can you say that three times fast? I'm still in recovery mode after having my wisdom teeth removed on this fine sunny Monday. I'm not at all happy that they came out. I'm not even sure how necessary it was for all three to go, but the pressure for wisdom teeth removal these days is quite ridiculous and insurance covers more, the more teeth you have out. Go figure! While I'm trying to get some rest and home school my two children I've also been busy with a couple of projects.(doesn't sound like a lot of resting going on, but hubby has been graciously picking up the slack for me everywhere else, I'm a lucky gal!)

Projects, well reading for one. I can't seem to stop. Does anyone out there have this problem? On my bookshelf The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. If you've seen Food Inc. you should know some of what the first half of the book is about, but the second half has been very eye opening. I recommend this book if you'd like to know some straight facts into the "organic" world of marketing, processing and the organic side of food. I'm not on board with all of Michael Pollan's evolutionist views, but the food facts I appreciate.

Yesterday, I mustered up some strength and focus to finally make our first sourdough recipe from our "monster" aka our sourdough starter. We've been feeding him faithfully and we're excited to be in the kitchen experimenting.

Gnowfglins "Embracing "God's Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In Season"  Sourdough eCourse has been fabulous. The waffles turned out light, fluffy, buttery and so so good! The boys have really learned a lot about natural cultures, lactobacilli bacteria and the process of traditional sourdough. When I wake up they remind me to feed the monster, keep an eye on his bubbles and inhale his delicious smell. We're giving pizza dough a try tonight and hope to be on our way to making bread by next week. Baby steps! If you're looking to get a start on baking your own bread and get away from as much processed foods as you can, I highly recomend Gnowfglins. I appreciate what these ladies stand for and their love of teaching traditional ways.


What about you? How is your Monday going? Have you read The Omnivore's Dilemma? What did you think? Any good book reccomendations for me?

xoxo Gabreial


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