We got our mojos back

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There’s been some fantastic sunny days and I should have been out taking pictures but as always I do things the wrong way around so I’ve been cooped up in the darkroom instead. I love experimenting but in some ways I’m a person of habit like sticking with the same film and developer, recently everything’s changed. I accidentally ordered the “wrong” film, a new developer and my Swedish retailer stopped selling the Lith developer that I’ve used for years so I had to try a new one from Germany. I’m glad for it! The Lith prints have a lovely “pop” to them and beautiful tones. Feels like I got my mojo back. What’s even better is coming up from the basement after hours in the dark finding out that my husband’s got his baking mojo on. Fresh baguettes, sourdough bread and a large dish of shepherds pie in the oven. My daughter got inspired and decided to try out the new baking book we bought. Also a change in life, I’ve been using the same recipe book all my life, once in a while trying something from the internet but we invested in a new cookie book. She is very pretentious so one type of cookie wasn’t enough instead she declared that we had to try three recipes. The kitchen looked like someone had dropped a flour bomb in there but the cookies were great! Especially the chocolate/almond/peanut ones, gone already.

Baking bonanza

no-need-to-knead

no-need-to-knead

Poolish rolls

Poolish rolls

sourdough Pain de Campagne rolls

sourdough Pain de Campagne rolls

Aren’t I lucky? I love the smell of newly baked bread. We all have different ways of letting of steam and therapy for my husband is baking. A lot of baking going on this weekend(hmmm?)… No-need-to-knead-pizza, rolls, breadbuns and sourdough loaves. He also loves cooking and I got cought up in his “food-porn” as I call it, the other night. Looking at weird food news until I fell asleep. According to him we Swedes are usually about one year behind in new food trends.  So in a year maybe we can try Cronuts, deep-fried butter or deep-fried Coca cola? I must say I’m not looking forward to any of it.