Tartine Bread | It is very quiet in Kenya…


“Daa-deeee” Lucas’ loud, yet little voice welcomes me home from the field. Madeleine smiles, holds me gently and tells me about her day and I tell her about mine. Not today though. I get back to an empty and quiet flat. It’s incredible how different it feels not having my family around me. I don’t think I’ve ever taken for granted how lucky I am to have such a beautiful family but the vacuum left by them not being in Kenya is huge. It’s not even been 24 hours…

I should be grateful that the sofa cushions are not on the floor and I’m allowed to sit down, that I’m not tripping over tractors and then having a book thrust in my face and being told in no uncertain terms to “read it!” But, I’m not, I miss them, I miss the noise, the chaos, the fun.

What’s more, I have to bake! I have a huge pile of work to get through and the thought of messing up some attempt at pastry, cake or bread is not particularly appealing. Fortunately the team did not have to suffer today and one of Madeleine’s pre-prepared bakes was taken with me to the field. You can appreciate my attempt at baking in the next blog…

Recipe – Tartine Bread

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t even understand the recipe so I’ll let Madeleine fill this in when she gets chance!

If you can’t wait it is about 20 pages long in the book “Tartine Bread” by Chad Robertson






One thought on “Tartine Bread | It is very quiet in Kenya…

  1. We will pray, and they will come home very soon. Hold the peace that you have now and remember it in times of chaos!
    Grace and love
    Rebecca xx

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