Monday, January 3, 2011

Growth in 2011 Means Getting Smaller

We decided just a couple of days ago that we need to move at the end of the month. Having moved just 6 months ago, it's bittersweet. I'm excited to be moving into the city-- Allston, to be exact. I'm tentative about another transition, which will likely just be for six months.

There's something about not quite getting comfortable that I like. I like that this year will be intense and focused. Three (four?) moves in one year just has to be. I'll be about 4.5 miles from my work, which means I will try to become a bike commuter in the Spring (or whenever I feel like I'm getting enough calories for me and Mr Noah, with some to spare).

I'm looking forward to year of growth-- growth sometimes involving getting smaller. Some of the ways we'll be getting smaller will be in our belongings-- appliances, clothes and books. We're even selling our breadmaker (unless someone we know wants it...) because I'm ready (thanks to the Tassajara Bread Book) to bake bread without it.

In January, with our move and a trip to South Africa, I'd welcome guest posts from readers. For Concrete Gardener, I'd like 2011 to be a year of increased community-- it's ok if the blog stays small if it's helpful to a few people. So thank you for reading, and let me know if you have a guest post for me! (e-mail me: Adams at


Anonymous said...

Yay for baking bread sans bread-machine! I personally think it's easier, and it allows one to internalize more intuitive knowledge about when bread dough is kneaded enough, when it's ready to be done, etc.

I have a really amazing "refrigerator bread" dough recipe that I use all the time, if you want it. Basically, it makes a really large amount of bread dough, and you can store it in the fridge and take off chunks and make bread each day without having to go through the entire, and sometimes time-consuming "double-rising" process.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that last comment was not from "Anonymous". It was from me, "Tiff".

Concrete Gardener said...

yes to refrigerator bread! Thanks Tiff. Would you be up for sharing it on the blog?

Tiff said...

Sure thing! Expect an e-mail soon.