The picture above was taken at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon on my summer Odyssey. I have been baking bread for 36 years and am still in awe when I take a fresh loaf from the oven.
In my day job, I teach 7th graders how to fall in love once again with words and language in the form of reading & writing. We also study medieval world history by reading about it and then doing something with it like acting it out, or writing about it, etc.; culminating the school year with a schoolwide Renaissance Faire, of which I am the reigning Queen.
I have two grown children, Cate and Matthew, of whom I am extremely proud. They are spectacular human beings, as gorgeous on the inside as they are externally.
I am an avid cookbook collector with a huge collection.
I am delighted to be a part of this challenge. I have made breads that I have never heard of. I have made breads that I thought were out of my league, and yet they have turned out to be fabulous. This has pushed me to be adventurous in my bread baking. I have learned so much, and I look forward to expanding that knowledge each week with others in this challenge, my partners in yeast.