Category Archives: The Simple Living Experiment

DIY Flour Tortillas

Because many brands of store-bought tortillas these days feature suspicious ingredients such as cellulose gum, proprionic acid, dextrose and amylase, I’ve been wanting to try to make my own tortillas for some time. With the Cinco de Mayo holiday just … Continue reading

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Vegas SOUP at Tonopah Community Garden

My friend Elisabeth, who is far more connected in the Vegas community than I am, introduced me to the event Vegas SOUP at Tonopah Community Garden. We attended our first “soup” dinner tonight. I forgot my camera, so I credit … Continue reading

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Bread Challenge #2: Whole Wheat Bread

February’s selection in my “bread of the month” challenge was whole wheat bread. I used a recipe from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread. The recipe yielded 2 one-pound loaves. Many of the recipes in The … Continue reading

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Bread Challenge #1: Kaiser Rolls

Last week in my New Year’s post, I stated that one of my goals for 2012 is to bake a new type of bread each month. This goal is inspired by my Christmas gift of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, 2012!

Happy New Year, everyone! I’ll admit I was a bit sad to see 2011 end, because it was a great year for me. In 2011 I became completely debt free; ran a half-marathon while raising over $1,000 for Girls on the … Continue reading

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