Feeding the starter
poor neglected sourdough starter
It’s been over a month since I last entered a post, and I have come to realize that maintaing a blog is a lot like keeping a sourdough starter. It needs attention–the blog, that is, and wants to be fed–the starter, of course.
When I pull the starter from the refrigerator, it sometimes looks a little funky–a thin, rather nasty smelling, liquid on top, and a thick sediment on the bottom–not unlike wall-paper paste. But when I take off the top and feed it, oh my! I stir down the liquid, add some fresh flour and a little water, and I can almost hear the tiny “thankyou’s” coming from the container.
Then I let it sit at room temperature for a while, until it bubbles (or “smiles”), return the cover and put it back in the refrigerator. Or, I make some bread–a loaf or two of delicious sourdough.
ahh, the bread!
Okay, blog, I won’t neglect you for so long again, I promise!
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