Picture Sundays: Bread Fail

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Lest anyone think there’s just one DIY success after another here at the Root Simple compound, behold my failed attempt at a whole wheat pecan loaf. The very wet dough stuck to the banneton and got ripped off when I tried to transfer it to the dutch oven. I baked it anyways and it tasted alright, but it didn’t rise much in the oven.

Speaking of failures, I need to blog this week about why I’m hopped up on Benadryl. Hint: it involves a freak summer storm and a bunch of angry bees. Stay tuned.

Video Sundays: Let’s Take a Musical Break

Kelly and I consider ourselves very fortunate to have been able to see Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in concert back in the 90s. He’s considered by many to be the greatest of Qawwali (a type of Sufi devotional music) singers of all time. Falling down a youtube hole, I discovered this remarkable video. Please note the paradoxical moment of ecstatic silence that happens around the 12:51 mark. Also note the beautiful lyrics.