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A New Year…Looking Back

It was  one year ago that I came to live in the San Juan Islands. So much has happened since then. I got a chance  to bake commercially in a local bakery. Unfortunately the bakery shut down and I am looking for a job.

I baked Salish Sea Sourdough in the bakery:

I was able to attend the second annual Kneading Conference West. It was more fun than the first conference and I am expecting the conference this year to be even better (sign up early if you want to go, it was sold out quick last year). I was one of the photographers at the event as well as a participant. I took videos of the many wonderful classes and wished I was everywhere at once to film all of them. You can see all of them here on YouTube.

This was in the bread lab (with Dr. Stephen Jones):

My e-book, “Discovering Sourdough” has been selling steadily on Amazon and I have been working on my next book, “100% Sourdough.”

With my lack of employment and plenty of time on my hands, I have decided to reopen my store and offer the sourdough starters again as well as the popular lames, which are made by my 18 year old son in his quest to fund his college tuition.

These are Walnut Lames and they have easy turn fasteners to hold the double edged razor blade.

If you are in the market for a new lame, you can find them in my newly reopened store here.

Stay tuned for more sourdough fun, recipes and experiments this year.

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  1. EileenH EileenH
    January 9, 2013    

    PS – will be Spencer Spit this Memorial Day weekend. Any chance I could ferry over for a visit?

  2. EileenH EileenH
    January 9, 2013    

    I can’t believe it’s been an entire year! These photos of you are just the best – how could anybody help but be inspired and encouraged just by looking at them??

  3. Bob Evans Bob Evans
    January 9, 2013    

    Teresa, While I have a lame (one of the standard KA ones from France), I could not resist ordering one of your son’s handmade items. I look forward to its arrival and use in the next year. Cheers. Bob

  4. MC MC
    January 9, 2013    

    Best of luck, Teresa! Please set aside one of these gorgeous lames for me. I can’t take care of it right now with what’s going on in our lives but I am buying one for sure. Hugs, MC

    • northwestsourdough northwestsourdough
      January 9, 2013    

      I have one set aside for you MC. Hugs!

  5. Mue Mue
    January 9, 2013    

    Teresa…… God Bless U Always.. U ARE THE BEST ! I <3 U 🙂

  6. Ken Ken
    January 8, 2013    

    Thanks so much Teresa, I hope to order one of those beautiful handcrafted lames in the future. Love you and your work.

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