Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sourdough Breadmaking, from starter to delectable finish!

I decided recently, for the benefit of patrons of my farm market, to revive an old skill: the making of sourdough bread. 

A stone jar works best for the starter that takes several days to prepare.

On baking day, a dough hook can save you from a labor-intensive task.

One day recently I made 8 loaves of sourdough bread. Some for the market...
      and some for me and my family. The experience is  something near heaven when you sit down after long hours of work to enjoy the ageless salty and somewhat nutty taste of a chewy sourdough bread along with a good aged cheddar cheese and your favorite beverage.  In this case, it's a glass of my grape wine, ready to bottle.


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    1. Thanks, Jill! I've been enjoying playing in the kitchen! The bread tasted amazing! I also made some sourdough boules to use as soup bowls with a nice thick chowder or cream of broccoli or mushroom soup.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! It smells and tastes amazingly good! If you ever come up this way, I'll bake you some!

  3. These must get snatched up immediately at the market! I would take to pushing and shoving for them I am sure : )

    1. Really, it's the pies that draw the people in!!! Then people see the bread and that's when the fight begins! LOL! Actually, it's great fun. People rush to our market for the first two hours, trying to be there before things get sold out. Come on down and check us out. We're having chicks, I hope, in about a week!!!

  4. Haha...I was going to say --- all that picture needs is a glass a wine to go with it!! YUM :-) I've never made sourdough....I'll have to look into it. Got a recipe?

  5. Exactly!!! Look closely and you'll see just the stem of the glass! That combination was so good! Two experiments in one setting, and the results made me happy!!!