Search
  • Barbara Bordalejo

Day 36: Barter

Updated: Apr 22

I delivered freshly baked bread to my friend Shelley (she liked it, but Nate loved it!). Know that someone enjoys what I'm making (besides Tessa, that is) warms something within me. Today, however, besides Nate's sunny smile, and Grace's witty remarks, I was offered some of the wheat that Joe (Shelley's husband) keeps at home and which he uses to make his own flour. I was so excited with this gift. Tessa loved the whole-wheat and seeds bread made the first week of lockdown. After three loaves, I ran out of wheat and had to switch to sourdough. I also made brioche, but I was told that it was "too crumbly when toasted" (that's right, kid. Brioche is an enriched bread. There are 8 ounces of butter in that loaf. It makes the bread megalicious. And crumbly.). At some point, in our physically distant visit, I mentioned that my yeast had not yet arrived in the mail. I explained that I hadn't been able to find any since March and that I had been told it was sold out in Calgary too.


A gift of wheat and yeast from Shelley and Joe.

Immediately, Shelley asked Joe to get me some yeast (apparently he used to buy it in bulk when it was still available at Costco). She also told me the place to get it: the supermarket bakery. I am so grateful for this information and plan to check it out tomorrow morning. I hope it paid off, but cannot help wondering how I never thought to check there.



9:47 pm:

Canada cases 37,926

Deaths 1749

Recoveries 12,747

World cases 2,476,916

World deaths 170,297

World recoveries 646,739

2 views

Recent Posts

See All

Day 223

9:12 pm Canada cases 215,872 Deaths 9969 Recoveries 181,848 World cases 42,532,198 World deaths 1,148,943 World recoveries 28,697,349

Day 222

10:12 pm Canada cases 214,519 Deaths 9940 Recoveries 180,626 World cases 42,147,237 World deaths 1,143,467 World recoveries 28,484,295

Day 221

8:35 pm Canada cases 211,617 Deaths 9916 Recoveries 173,299 World cases 41,591,342 World deaths 1,135,790 World recoveries 28,266,333

B. Bordalejo

2020

  • Facebook Clean Grey
  • Twitter Clean Grey
  • LinkedIn Clean Grey