We're leaving the city in a little while to spend some time at our property where there are no cars, no people just tress and all who live among them.
As most of my blog friends know we lived all our lives in the country and just moved to the city when Garry became very ill.
We never know what's waiting around the bend and our lives can change on a dime.
Our lives would never be the same.
Adapting to life in the city has not been easy and we still refer to our land outside town as "home".
So I'm packing our loaf to bring, looks all posh doesn't it lol,, oh what we do for blogging,, but in reality I just made a small loaf of bread last night, flour water ,salt, butter, yeast and sugar , kneaded it up, set to rise, punched it down and then let it rest in the fridge all night, this morning I baked in our convection toaster oven out on our balcony lol.
I have always made bread just as mum and her mum, I find the kneading therapeutic, it calms me, it's one of the things I can still do with limited sight, I know by the feel if its correct and I have the ingredients saved in my memory so it's more muscle memory than anything, just a simple loaf. I know many say they can't make bread but you can really, you just need to slow down and use your senses, stop concentrating on the recipe and feel the ingredients, the warmth of the water, the feel of the dough as it changes under your fingers, you will know when its done, its a process that uses all our senses.
So then I made jam. Just a pot, cherries, a bit of sugar, a piece of apple and a squeeze of lemon, set slow to simmer, test after a while on a plate from the freezer, does it wrinkle when pushed with your finger when cold? Then its set.
Just simple jam.
we bought cherries yesterday and they weren't as nice as they should have been, still tasty but a bit sour so last night I cooked them down to make a small pot of jam.
So today we will feast under the trees on bread and cherry jam and leave the city behind us.
I hope you all have a wonderful day as well!