Bits and bobs

Bits and bobs

Apologies that I have been negligent about posting or updating much here. Pandemic has meant I spend most of my day at my desk, in my apartment, working with content management systems. After 8-10 hours of that I just can’t bring myself to do much more of this in the evening or on the weekend. 

 

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I made the Tom Cat Semolina from the last Community Bake again. 

Again I got the hydration too high so it spread pretty wide. It was good though.

Oh yeah, I also made a batch of Banana Bread but forgot the bananas. We won’t talk about that. 😜

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On another note, I got a promo of a cute little Bread Baker’s Notebook from Princeton Architectural Press.

I laughed when I saw the line for “Your Starter’s Mood” in the template for the journal entries.

I know I run a website but I’m still very much a paper person and have a thing for note taking and nice journals, so, yeah, I really like this and could imagine giving it as a gift to an enthusiastic new baker.  

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The server that The Fresh Loaf is on needs to be upgraded soon, so a heads up that there may be a day or two bumpiness in late March or early April.

I’m also researching what to do with TFL in the next year or so as the CMS version that this site is running is being retired. I’m pretty confident that an upgrade will make the site easier to use on phones and tablets, which is great since that is what most people visit the site on now, but I haven’t found replacements for all of the components used here. So I’m doing a bit of looking around, hoping to keep the upgrade from being too disruptive, and hoping to bring the site more up-to-date with today’s web standards.