Tuesday, July 03, 2007

San Francisco Sour Dough - oh my!

That's right. If all goes well, there could very well be FRESH, San Francisco Sour Dough bread for sale this weekend!

Now I don't want to brag - but making one's own starter or levain is more complicated than open heart surgery I would imagine. It's time consuming and precise and I am on day 3 and still not sure if it's going to work. I am following a french recipe and another recipe that promises San Francisco Sour Dough - and that's what I want!!

I used to live near San Francisco and I consumed my fair share of that yumminess - so I'll know for sure if it's even close. Which reminds me of a time I was in the San Francisco airport waiting for a flight. I was starved so I stopped in for a bowl of clam chowder. I didn't want to start eating my loaf of sourdough, so I took the free little crackers that were offered. I kept trying to open the package but it wouldn't budge. Just as I am struggling with the package, I look over to the table beside me and see Tom Selleck sitting there with someone else.

I got so nervous, I yanked the package open, which caused the little round crackers to jump 2 feet in the air and fall down all over my head.

Yes, Mr. Selleck looked over at me while I sat there humilated. Trying to look ever so composed, I calmly brushed the crackers out of my hair and ate my soup.

My one chance to meet a celebrity and I blow it. He probably would have asked me to marry him, but after that spectacle - it didn't happen.

So yes, this Saturday there will be bread (possibly the sour dough) AND some new Splurge delights!

Happy summer,

Splurge Sisters

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