A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Casual Fridays: For the love of yeast

Hi guys. It's Britt. 
I'm a little odd. There are lots of things people adore that I just can't stand. For example, I loathe: 

-fireworks 
-mini-golf 
-grocery stores
-bumper cars at the fair
-room temperature cheese
-shopping for electronics of any kind

Can I tell you something I do love? 

Sourdough bread. 

Sourdough is made with fermented dough using naturally occurring yeasts. To make sourdough you need a starter: it's a mixture made with previously fermented dough. 

You keep this thing alive in your fridge and every time you want to make a loaf of bread, you have to scoop out some of it. Some bakers use starter that's been around for decades. Lucille Clarke Dumbrill in Newcastle, Wyoming has been keeping a 122 year-old starter alive in her fridge. It was passed down to her by her mother. 

Whoa. Think about it, this starter's got some stories. This starter's lived. 

Go a little nuts this weekend, story-makers. See you back here on Monday. 
xo Britt 

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