Hootenanny Homestead

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Soap Making: Fun With Dangerous Chemicals

Just a short one day.  About a month ago I made my first batch of soap.  I found a recipe online and ordered some pieces of equipment and went for it.  It was a simple cold process batch which means that I had to wait a month for the bars to cure.  Overall I enjoyed it and I will be looking at making some more. Continue reading

Bread, Bread, Must Have Bread

When I was young I would occasionally make bread with my family.  Very often this came during the winter and one of the loaves we would make was a honey wheat loaf.  Let me re-phrase that, one recipe we would make was a honey wheat one.  We normally had to make about 4 loaves of that at a time so that some of it might make it to the next day.  Between my little brother and I, we could put some bread away.  There is something magic about a loaf of bread right from the oven.  All hot and steaming and full of yeasty goodness.  Especially when you can cut it and butter it and it is still so warm the butter melts right away.
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