Saturday, 24 January 2015

Bread, yogurt making and stuff

Although I post pictures of our weekly bread which we normally slice into 16 slices each, I thought I would let you know what is in the ones I made today:


4oz rye flour, 2 lb of strong white, 1 sachet only of yeast, 2 tablespoons oil, water to mix, 2 teaspoons salt, good 2 tablespoons of golden linseed, same of sesame seeds and a good handful of combined sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

The loaf on the right was baked in my silicone loaf tin Christmas present from DS and FDiL, leftover dough in a normal tin. The silicone baked one may not fit our slicer, if not, we shall keep it for cake making instead. It was allowed to prove inside the silicon one inside a tin but once out of captivity spread a little too wide. Ah well, maybe it should have stayed inside the tin whilst baking. Answers gratefully received!

Although my recipe tab at the top shows us making yoghurt using the cooker, we now have a yogurt maker. However we don't follow its instructions as we found the end result too thin. We mix 2 tablespoons of dried milk with some of the 1 litre of milk we will be using. The the rest is added to the jug. The jug of milk is heated in our microwave for 8 minutes until hot but not boiling. The jug then gets put into a bowl of cold water for 13 minutes until the milk is cooled to 40 C, leftover yogurt is stirred in, then it goes into the electric maker for 6 hours. Once done, the inner part holding the yogurt goes straight into the fridge to get cold. This does us both for 3 - 4 puddings and leaves enough left for the next batch:

The gap at the top is space rather than liquid!

DB sent this link to me, which we both found interesting and thought you might as well read it here
We don't have anywhere near that number of items so some people must have loads. This is what we have done with some of our 1000 items for moving on, so far this month:

ITEM SOLD CHARITY THROWN
Cushions x 5

Yes

Flip Flops



Yes
Matchbox Cars x 25

Yes

Matchbox Car Yes



Little Tray

Yes

Next Sofa

Yes

Bookcase

Yes

Rusty Camping Stove



Yes
 

8 comments:

  1. I am trying the 1000 items out challenge this year and have a fourth column on my spreadsheet called "rehomed". This is because I have been givinng away lots of items to younger friends with children who love to receive lots of crafty stuff and books which I no longer use. I have also made 4 items from stash which have been sitting around since summer 2013. I asked our local hospice shop aboutwhich items they would take and was surprised that they would take items which I would previously have skipped eg towels, buttons. I'll look forward to following your progress and my next big declutter will be in the loft-need to wait for warmerweather for that. Catriona

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    1. Hi Catriona, yes a fourth column would be handy! We have been slowly emptying our loft but still a long way to go.

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  2. Excellent link from DB, DC....err think that's right. Might prove useful as I've been ensconced in our 'new to us house' now for a couple of months now and still have a mountain of possessions in boxes so I guess these cannot be classed as urgent or actually necessary!

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    1. Quite thought provoking isn't it! Sent the link to our son as they hope to move later in the year,

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  3. I went through all this 10 years ago when I moved into the cottage at Tydd. I moved 4 car trailer loads to car boot, what did not sell was given to other stall holders. An open day "grab what you like" was held for my family and the local charity shop had a field day. Then had a smaller repeat before moving here. I hope never to go through it again.

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    1. Having cleared two parents houses, we really want to get rid of our extraneous things then keep things from building up again.

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  4. That link from DB is cook DC, thank you. I have been trying to give stuff away for the past 6 weeks, just got to take the rest to a charity shop. Are you the ruthless type who just doesn't hang on to stuff, even if it's sentimental... Woo xx

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    1. Yes, we can be quite ruthless. DS has only been asked to keep one thing after we go and that is the family history documentation. After that, they can get rid of anything if they wish. I have very little that holds sentimental value, DB even less although he does collect things!

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