My Cornbread Couscous muffins were chosen in the Roundup.
If you click on the roundup button it will take you to girlichef's blog. More importantly, it will take you to the post that she declares the corny roundup "winners" for breadbaking day #36.
I warn you ahead of time: you will be hungry when you finish reading the mouth-watering recipes and looking over all the great pictures! If you can't get to the blog, here is the link:
Girlichef's Corny Link to Bread Baking Day #36
It was fun to participate. The winter or cooler months are really great months to be in the kitchen; to be gathered around the stove, the hearthstone, where the warmth is, stirring steaming pots, and smelling the heady spices. I love to add ingredients into the bowl and mix with the large wooden spoon. There is nothing like opening the oven door and having that gust of heat hit my face. I love to have the house fill with the aroma of baking.
And, what is better than the smell of baking bread. Well, maybe a pot of curried - anything!
I also like to knead bread. To wait for it to rise and to punch it down. I love the rocking motion of kneading. I like the silence and the meditation that it brings.
Making bread and hanging laundry are two things that when we gave them up as "chores" we gave up a bit of sanity. We gave up a couple of times a week when we could connect, really connect with ourselves: quietly, fully, without interruption.
I don't bake bread from scratch as much as I should since I bought the breadmaker. It was always difficult to find a place for the bread to rise. But, I do still enjoy hanging the laundry (on not-cold days!).
Well, anyway, just wanted to post my roundup button. I pat myself on the back - with my non-floury hand, of course.