But I think I'm finally catching my breath.
Maybe its just the "eye of the storm", but I'll take it...
As we prepare to send my baby girl off to college, I find myself doing a lot of "last minute parenting".
Constantly taking stock of what she does and doesn't know and trying to fit in all those random life skills that I feel she needs to stock up on before she goes.
Can she write thank you notes? Check.
Does she know how to say "please" and "thank you"? Check.
Can she do her own laundry? Not a check. Still need to work on that one.
And the list goes on...
I have come to realize that at this point, I need to accept that she is generally a good kid and that she has been in training for this day for the past 18 years. It's time for the little birdie to take a solo flight.
Like a loaf of bread that has been allowed to develop over time - the rising and deflating of life have helped to build her structure. Like the inter web of gluten, the relationships of friends and family are there to offer support.
And under the heat of life, she will come out golden. Of this, I am sure.
Semolina breads make a semi-regular appearance at my house. Once or twice a year, I split a 50# bag of durum semolina flour with a couple of other ladies. It's a lot of flour :-)
The semolina loaf from BWJ processed easily enough - no complaints at all. My rising times went by fairly quickly - but I attributed that to the 95F day we were having - nature's proofing box...
Verdict: All in all, it was a nice loaf; but not particularly unique - although, I find durum semolina a lovely flour to work with and enjoy any opportunity to try it out. My standard semolina loaf comes from Beth Hensperger's The Bread Bible & I have had such success with it that I don't see it being dethroned anytime soon.