Archive for April, 2015

Excellent News!

Posted: 26th April 2015 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, blogging tools
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Yeah, I know I promised a new recipe, but something much more crucial has come up: BlogPad Pro has been fixed! Some history: a couple of weeks ago, Apple released an update (8.3) to its iOS. For me, this had the immediate effect of breaking BlogPad Pro which, if you’ve been following this blog, you’ll […]

Proofing Yeast? Why, and How Do I Do It?

Posted: 21st April 2015 by Robyn Jane in baking, bread, Recipes

The old saying that “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” In this case, “proof” means “test.” It’s used the same way as “proving grounds” is used to describe a missile test site. And in just the same way, “proving” yeast means to test it. The practice started before the modern technology of […]

Sourdough Magic (and setting the record straight)

Posted: 19th April 2015 by Robyn Jane in baking, sourdough

I like sourdough. After all, I lived in Alaska for almost 20 years, and in the San Francisco Bay Area for another 5 or so, so I was probably predestined to like it. Hell, once you’ve spent a year in Alaska, you’ve even earned the title “Sourdough,” to distinguish you from the Cheechakos. And like […]

Volunteers of America, Volunteers of America!

Posted: 9th April 2015 by Robyn Jane in Uncategorized
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No, I’m not talking about the organization of the same name. I’m thinking of the Jefferson Airplane (yes, I’m THAT old) song of the same name. Now, because of various activities I participated in back in the ’60s, I’m not certain of the date, but that was the song they opened with at their concert […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Posted: 4th April 2015 by Robyn Jane in Blogging
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“The fact that you’re reading this sentence means that you are richer and more educated than 99.5% of people in human history. It means you have almost immediate access to over half of all of the information and data ever created by the human race. It means you have the ability to educate yourself on […]