It’s been a while since I’ve baked a loaf of bread and considering it’s something that I truly love to do, and since I had the house to myself last weekend it seemed like a good time to whip one up. I wanted to bake one that I hadn’t done before and I’ve been eyeing a Brioche loaf recipe for a while now but for some reason never made it. There’s something about making bread from scratch that is so cathartic to me. The kneading, forming and rising of the dough is truly a rewarding experience especially when it turns out just as it’s supposed to. A while back, there was a show on the Cooking Channel called Rachel Allen: Bake!, where the host was so engaging and inspiring that she ignited the bread baking fire within me! She had a knack for making the trickiest dishes look easy and effortless. Of course, her Irish accent had me at hello and the fact that there are very few baking specific shows on air had me watching every episode. They were filmed at the school where she teaches her craft and ever since I started watching it’s been a dream of mine to attend their 12 week cookery course. One day…
I’m an auntie again! On Monday morning, my brother and his wife had a beautiful baby girl, Cora Noelle. She was 23″ long and 9lb 10oz. Yes, you read that right. Her mother is a champ. And sore, which is understandable. Ms Cora is rolly pollie in all the right places and on her way to being a tall drink of water like her aunt! And, I was told she even has the misfortune of having pod people toes like my dad and I. Flip flops will always be a struggle and she’s going to get weird looks every now and again, but we’ll be here for her to get through it. Isn’t she precious?
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I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!