(Illustration via the Sword Academy of Calgary where you can learn lots of cool stuff about swords and swordplay, if you so desire)
Darlings, it’s been a long week at Casa Twistie and it’s barely wednesday. We’ve been having that one last heatwave of the year and it’s been unbearably hot. There was an outdoor hip-hop party at the Oakland Coliseum the other night that literally shook my bed until two in the morning… more than a mile away! And yeah, let’s just say Twistie needs a tiny break today.
So have at it, all of you! Tell me about your latest project, your newest toy, the ridiculous or pithy thing someone said to you as you were crafting away, your dream material to work with, or your memories of crafting with someone you once knew.
I’ll get the ball rolling here.
I’ve recently started sending Mr. Twistie to work with a lunchbox filled with goodies. I know, how very June Cleaver of me! The fact is, though, that it’s saving us money and – even more importantly – giving him ready access to food when he works through the day without a break.
One downside, though, we’re going through a lot more bread than usual because he likes sandwiches and they’re easy to assemble and pack in a half-caffeinated state.
So as soon as the heat dials down just a few more degrees, I’m trying my hand at big-batch no-knead bread for the first time.
If anyone out there has any tips or tricks, I’d love to hear them before I make my first batch of dough.