Monday, January 18, 2010

Another spring like day

It's almost springlike weather out there. If I weren'r busy with cooking, nursing an injured husband and caring for animals and plants, I'd be in the garden pulling some weeds and doing other cleanup . I  just might steal afew minutes out there this afternoon. It's very  tempting on this warmish, sunny day.

I've got my no knead bread rising and will be making a curried pea soup to go with it. I'm going to try to change the baking schedule and try a cold oven baking. Others have reported that it works very well. I imagine the bread might rise more putting it in a cold oven.

Another project I'm working on is getting old audio tapes converted to MP3 files with the use of my new ION Tape 2PC machine. So far, it doesn't seem to be doing a great job. I'm getting funny repeats. I can live with it on lecture tapes for my own use, but it is definitely extremely undesirable on music tapes. I'm going to write the company and see if there's a fix for this glitch.


  1. I love pea soup do you put ham in yours? When i make mine i love to put ham in mine & mrs. dash I'm glad jim is feeling better that stuff you used on him where can i get it at? And is it good on any type of aches and pains?

  2. I usually try to add a ham bone or a ham hock for flavor but neither of our grocery stores had ham hocks, so I bought some salt pork, which made the soup a bit too salty, so I added some potato chunks to it and it worked out fine.