Instagram Since Last Time

Instagram Since Last Time
There. After almost 2 years, a perfectly hand-sliced loaf of bread. I’ll probably never be able to do it again. Brought to you by “Even More COVID-driven Inane Content R Us.”#bakewithjack #crackedwheat #freshbread
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Walking in a winter wonder… what?!?
Instagram Since Last Time
A few weeks ago I almost killed my starter with neglect, which allowed some mold to set in. Best thing that could have happened because it forced me to give it some love. #sourdough #bakewithjack
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One more with glaze!
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No hot cross buns in the shelf? #bakewithjack to the rescue. But I just made a very poor supper decision ? #hotcrossbuns #breadforsupper #thatglazeisdelicious #yeg #baking

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Instagram Since Last Time
Signs of spring!
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I haven’t been able to decide whether to move the glass studio to the basement. As a result it’s become a ‘pile’ rather than a workbench. And of course no glass is getting produced. But it’s warming up and I could move back to the garage in a few months. Decisions-decisions!
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Homemade chicken soup stock and fresh buns. My 20-year-old self is wonder who the hell I’ve turned into!?
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Proofreading is “easier” with a little help…
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The hardest part of making a no knead loaf is deciding what to eat with it. #nokneadbread

Instagram Since Last Time

Instagram Since Last Time
It’s Virginia Woolf’s birthday so Leslie and I produced an ebook version of Mrs. Dalloway. Enjoy! http://standardebooks.org/ebooks#ebooks #publicdomain #virginiawoolf
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Tried my hand at pan pizza. We always make them in the boat, but I thought I’d try a real recipe rather than winging it. Not quite perfect, but I figure I will have it nailed before cruising season (if there is one this year ??)
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After 3 days, 4 online chats, 2 phone calls and entirely dismembering my network to prove to Shaw it was their equipment, the nice technician brought a new modem and we were up and running again in 20 minutes. #customerservice #covidwithoutinternet #sometimesIdoknowbetter #ihatehelplines
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Just so I don’t leave ya hanging…#bread #baking #crackedwheat #bakewithjack #yeg
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Ready for first proof. Last two loaves of cracked wheat bread until I find a new source for cracked wheat in #yeg Anyone?#bakewithjack #breadmaking #bread #crackedwheat

Instagram Since Last Time

Instagram Since Last Time
Baked my first cake from scratch today. I think I will skip the next Bake-Off audition #happybirthdaytoyou #victoriasponge #royalicing #waytoomuchicing
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Well at least I’m better at cats than cakes #penandink #catsofinstagram

Instagram Since Last Time

Instagram Since Last Time
Not unlike many of my artistic friends I suffer somewhat from imposter syndrome, but I have to say every evening as I come down the stairs I am greeted with this view and it makes me smile… every time. So maybe it’s art after all…#art #impostersyndrome #stainedglass #joy #winternights

Instagram Since Halloween

Instagram Since Halloween
Last flight, 55 years ago, logged in my mom’s handwriting. Lest we forget.#remembranceday
Instagram Since Halloween
Once every 2 years all three brothers are in the same place at the same time. Though for only about 40 minutes this time.
Instagram Since Halloween
The weirdest snow is coming down right now. It’s like the fake styrofoam snow !#yeg
Instagram Since Halloween
I started both sourdough loaves yesterday at 8 am. One we ate last night for supper and one I let rise traditionally overnight and baked this morning. A resounding success for both loaves. Maybe… maybe today’s loaf was a bit more sour… really hard to tell. Both were just delicious. #sourdough #sourdoughbread #onedaysourdough #breadmaking #bread

Instagram this past 2 weeks

Brandi Carlile’s campfire singalong. And damn appropriate song 🙂
Dinner tonight remotely courtesy of @reluctantlyyours  Last of the birthday perogies... but don’t tell her I eat mine with Ponzu.
Dinner tonight remotely courtesy of @reluctantlyyours Last of the birthday perogies… but don’t tell her I eat mine with Ponzu.
Some cats lie on keyboards. Mine insists on being held. Good thing I’m a good one-handed typed. #cats #officeassistant #officecat
Some cats lie on keyboards. Mine insists on being held. Good thing I’m a good one-handed typed. #cats #officeassistant #officecat
We’re not ones to let Covid get in the way of a great Halloween tradition.Good tequila makes good neighbors.
We’re not ones to let Covid get in the way of a great Halloween tradition.Good tequila makes good neighbors.

Instagram…

“I just can’t quit you...” after a week of staring at my poor pc sitting in the hall destined for the recycler I decided to give it one more try. #success It took some hardware juggling but now I have a Linux box to play with ? and another hardworking piece of technology is saved from the dump.
I just can’t quit you…” after a week of staring at my poor pc sitting in the hall destined for the recycler I decided to give it one more try. #success It took some hardware juggling but now I have a Linux box to play with ? and another hardworking piece of technology is saved from the dump.
Went for a walk last night. Got wet. #rainbow
Went for a walk last night. Got wet. #rainbow
Believe it or not we bought this ~30 years ago and it was 8” high. We moved it out of the bedroom this spring because it was rubbing the 8-ft ceiling. But there’s no room on the 9-ft main floor. #decisiontime #middleofthesittingroom #norfolkpine
Believe it or not we bought this ~30 years ago and it was 8” high. We moved it out of the bedroom this spring because it was rubbing the 8-ft ceiling. But there’s no room on the 9-ft main floor.#decisiontime #middleofthesittingroom #norfolkpine

Twitter Digest (And Instagram this Week)

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What with keeping up with the sourdough, I forget about my trusty standby no-knead. Mmmm, with herbes de Provence and salt!
What with keeping up with the sourdough, I forget about my trusty standby no-knead. Mmmm, with herbes de Provence and salt!
Cosmos? I didn’t plant any cosmos...Thanks neighbour!#fallcolour #gardening
Cosmos? I didn’t plant any cosmos…Thanks neighbour!#fallcolour #gardening
End of an era. It’s been with me 12 years now but even Linux won’t install. #officiallywindowsless
End of an era. It’s been with me 12 years now but even Linux won’t install. #officiallywindowsless

Instagram this (Past Few) Weeks

Covid distraction #325. I threw together a portfolio years ago and left it to linger. So I decided to rebuild it fro scratch using the Hugo web framework. Still a work in progress but mostly complete code-wise. astart.ca
Covid distraction #325. I threw together a portfolio years ago and left it to linger. So I decided to rebuild it fro scratch using the Hugo web framework. Still a work in progress but mostly complete code-wise. astart.ca
Flat lettuce anyone?
Flat lettuce anyone?
Yes, I do think I’m weird for baking in the hottest day of the year. But I was breadless!#sourdough #crackedwheat #29°C #breadbaking
Yes, I do think I’m weird for baking in the hottest day of the year. But I was breadless!#sourdough #crackedwheat #29°C #breadbaking
A duck just flew into our front window. Stunned but looks ok. But I don’t know how much more stuff I’d have to put into the window to prevent it. #blindduck!
A duck just flew into our front window. Stunned but looks ok. But I don’t know how much more stuff I’d have to put into the window to prevent it. #blindduck!
Been awhile since I posted a cat pic. Enjoying the sun and waiting to chase reflections.
Been awhile since I posted a cat pic. Enjoying the sun and waiting to chase reflections.
Will it or won’t it?#rainshowers
Will it or won’t it? #rainshowers
Why no, you can’t move the box. It is now a permanent couch fixture...#catsofinstagram #catsinboxes
Why no, you can’t move the box. It is now a permanent couch fixture…#catsofinstagram #catsinboxes
29 today. And the grandparents get to help celebrate.
29 today. And the grandparents get to help celebrate.
Very eerie in #yeg #nofilter
Very eerie in #yeg #nofilter
How many of you Johnny-come-lately Covid bakers are still churning out the loaves? Don’t give up now, the best is still to come ?#bread #breadmaking #bakewithjack #wholegrainbread
How many of you Johnny-come-lately Covid bakers are still churning out the loaves? Don’t give up now, the best is still to come ?#bread #breadmaking #bakewithjack #wholegrainbread
4 years ago today: traveling down the west coast to Westport, Washington and enjoying Donna’s fresh baking.
4 years ago today: traveling down the west coast to Westport, Washington and enjoying Donna’s fresh baking.