I did finally take a photo of the last little bit of bread I made from the big bowl of dough -- more on this dough can be found in my previous post. I took the small bit of dough, squished it flat and sprinkled some Parmesan cheese & Italian herbs on top. Then I popped it in the oven so I could have it for lunch. Very tasty -- and the oven spring was great even 2 weeks after I made the dough. Here's the inside:
I was planning on making up another batch of dough yesterday, but got sidetracked. I'll get to it today hopefully and try to remember to take photos.
I've also been cutting paper:
I've been meaning to do some papercutting, or Scherenschnitte, since someone mentioned it in a comment on my blog back in 2005! (Yes -- Elizabeth (no link) left a comment to this post way back when!) I've checked out a few books, done some research on the web, but hadn't actually *done* any papercutting. Why? I have no idea, other than I was busy with other things, I suppose.
Enter Amy and her amazing Mailorder -- or eMailorder in this case. It's so funny, because Jan was just doing some papercutting and I was going to get my act together and do some myself, but that weekend got away from me. So I guess it was fate -- and I was just waiting for Amy to come along with issue #8!
It was super easy, fun, quick and the results are really great! I mounted the heart on a blank card and the girl on a sheet of cardstock so I could perhaps frame it.
I see more Scherenschnitte (& home baked bread) in my future!