Archive for March, 2014

Bread baking – loaf 010

Posted in Baking, Food, Health, Home with tags , , , , , , , on 2014/03/02 by rmolby

Wow, it’s been around 6 months since I made my last loaf of bread!

Being unemployed, I figured I should get back into baking bread, especially since I have some flour left. Since I don’t have any sourdough starter, I opened my bread machine manual, and decided to go with the deafult Country White bread recipe, I did slightly modify the recipe:

  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup warm filtered water
  • 1½ tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tbsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill unbleached White Flour (superb for bread baking by hand or machine)
  • 3 tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Oat Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Hodgson Mill Stone Ground whole wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp. bread machine yeast

This time I added all the wet ingredients including the eggs and butter in the bottom of the mixing bowl, then added the flours on top, made the hole for yeast and added that, put the sugar on top of the yeast, sprinkled the salt over the flour dome, selected the basic bread mode and medium, and let her rip.

The dough turned out to be nice and thick, and the machine knead it well. During the rising process, it rose to form a nice dome without flowing over the edge of the baking pan.

It held the dome shape through the first few minutes of the baking, and then dropped a little, but not as much as in the past. Once the baking was done, instead of a dome it was almost flat, but it didn’t collapse deep into the center of the loaf.

I wrapped it in bakers towels as per my fathers instructions, and it is resting now. I can’t wait to cut into it and see what it tastes like.

Health – Zeal of Life – Day 02

Posted in Blogging, Food, Health, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 2014/03/02 by rmolby

Alright, so here is day two, but before I get started, I wanted to comment on yesterday. Since I didn’t get my Wellness taken until later in the day, I only mixed up a partial serving, and it seemed to help a little, but I did notice as I was approaching 10pm, that I was running down and getting very sleepy, but I had not had enough sleep these last few days, so that may have contributed to that state.

So this morning I made a cup of coffee and mixed up a full serving of Wellness, added the Kefir, and in addition I added a teaspoon of Greek yogurt. I had most of the Wellness shake after I sipped a little coffee to get me started, and then it took about an hour before I started feeling good. I didn’t really notice the Wellness taking effect on me, but all of a sudden I felt energetic enough to mop the master bedroom floors, get a load of laundry started, and complete my weekly unemployment claim. I was almost multitasking, something I am not very good at to begin with.

So I would venture to say, the Wellness had a positive effect on me, and I will continue to use it and document my feeling and effects on me.

Health – Zeal of Life – Day 01

Posted in Blogging, Food, Health, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 2014/03/01 by rmolby

imageSo, I was working on my bills, minding my own business while the wife is resting because she isn’t feeling well, and the door bell rings. It was my mail person letting me know a package is at the door.

To my delight, it is my Zurvita Zeal of Life Wellness order! Awesome.

Since I was dragging today, I decided to get started. Because I could only afford the basic package, without the business consultant builders pack additions, I only got the 30 big container and 10 Sample bottles to give out, no hand mixing bottle or anything else.

So I used one of the Wellness sample bottles I had saved when I was trialing it through my son, and put in a 2/3 scoop of the Wellness power, added water to the first bulge (about where the brown of the label ends), and after shaking it up really well, I topped the bottle off with some Lifeway Kefir, Pomegranate flavor, shook it up again, and started enjoying that while typing up this blog post.

I had made this mixture before, and it turned out really good, and it did so today as well. So we will see how I feel a little later today, and over these next 30 days. Today then officially marks the beginning of my 30 day challenge, and I may extend it out to the full 90 day challenge if I can afford to order the protein mix in a month.

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