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There is one of those memes going around where you rank all the things that are on the list when you get it, strike one, and add three. Which, if it went on for very long would make for a really long list.

I'm not participating because, even though I feel VASTLY better this year... enough to realize that actually other people have woe and I haven't gotten a complete monopoly.... so far none of my doctors have found a medication that makes anything more than vaguely tolerable or something that needs doing.

Apparently that's what they call "depression". I disagree. I think I'm so incredibly used to not being allowed to like things (abusive relationships tend to screw that up) that I don't want to waste my attention on something unworthy. I can tell if I dislike something.

The zen koan, "There is nothing I dislike." ---- yeah, still makes me want to punch everyone who is even in the room when someone rattles that off like some sort of panacea. I'm PROUD of being able to dislike things. Without that, I probably wouldn't care at all.

So let me give a few things about today that I had an opinion about.
1. scrambled egg on arugula for dinner. that's just fabulous. dead simple. it is essential that the egg be cooked in butter.
2. apparently I didn't ruin a friendship on Friday despite being quite upset.
3. someone told me about walnut yeast bread.
4. I do love walnuts.
5. I'm going to lunch tomorrow with a friend.
6. I can't sleep.
7. Audio books can be downloaded to my phone from the public library... free..... this is awesome. but it would be better if they could be convinced to get all four books in any one Tamora Pierce series instead of a random position book in every series.

Date: 27 Jan 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] corrvin
Walnut yeast bread:

Make the "sponge" (the bit that rises first) with:
300g white flour (2 1/3 cups or so)
300g warm water (1 1/4 cups or so)
2 spoonsful of yeast (1 packet of yeast if you get the 3 packets for a buck-fifty kind)

put in bowl, mix with spoon, let rise a few hours until it looks all fluffy and smells a little sour-ish in a good way.

Add 200g more flour (1 1/3 cups)
50-75g sugar, that's about a half a cup or 3/4 or whatever you want
Double handful of walnuts, about a cup-ish
Spoonful of salt

Mix all up, it will be a mass of dough, it will all stick together well but it will be kind of sticky. Lay out on a greased pan and let rise another hour or two, with a towel over it, and then bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

I could do pictures if that would help?

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