Happy New Year, Cold cold weather and kitchen pet peeves..
Happy New Year to all! Wishing for a year of good health and eating/cooking for all.
We are in the midst of a cold cold snap in Maine. My thermometer came in with -15 this morning with colder weather in the forecast. Neighbors and friends were colder yet with readings of -27. Brrr... Many trees are still ice covered from the ice storm before Christmas - so it is very lovely if uncomfortable. Especially at sunrise and dusk.
Weather like this means soup and bread baking. I am making a ginger squash soup with chicken. I have a whole wheat bread starter coming back to room temperature very slowly. I am thinking I will bake inside today although I dug a path to my bread oven. I am feeling wimpy. Besides I want any wasted heat inside.
My kitchen pet peeve -
Last year I bought myself a stainless steel french press for tea. It makes great tea, keeps tea warm for quite awhile - but it dribbles. My mon has one of a different style. It dribbles too. Annoying.