Garden harvest today included over 50 various beans (yellow, green, and purple pods in many varieties), four strawberries, and four tomatoes (three Gold Nugget, and one Husky Red Cherry). I've got at least five cucumbers on the vines waiting to get a bit bigger before picking, and one Ichiban eggplant that I'm not entirely sure how big it's supposed to get.
Yesterday my parents gifted us their old bread machine. It's been collecting dust at their house for many years. I can't even remember the last time it was used. They decided they were tired of dusting it off, so to our house it came. This morning we baked our first loaf of bread. I wanted to do rye bread, but apparently there is no rye flower at Costco, Cub, or Walmart! So I used the zucchini we got at the Farmer's market to make zucchini bread. Believe it or not there were nuts and zucchini in this loaf - though I couldn't taste or see either. It was a little bland to be honest.
So we decided to try again. This time we made plain white bread. Nothing fancy, plain as can be. It tasted delicious with a little butter.
And now for loaf #3, I've again added all the ingredients for white bread, but I've added black food coloring. I have no idea how this will turn out, but I'm hoping to get a nice black colored loaf with the same soft texture of the white bread. If this works, the possibilities are endless! Green bread for sandwiches on St. Patrick's Day, Red and Green loaves for Christmas, Black and Orange for Halloween... I really hope it works out. This machine is completely computerized, so I can just tell it to cook - and four hours later I'm pulling a loaf out - or I can tell it when I want the loaf done (tomorrow morning) and it will automatically countdown to when it needs to start in order to finish in time for when I want to have fresh bread. I love this machine! It's quite fun. Though the loaves don't last long at all.
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