cha-yen, my favorite tea. I’m learning to have it without the condensed milk and sugar.
For years, we’ve eaten and enjoyed the bread that our helper made. She learned from Karin. She makes the bread without a recipe, and it’s good. Over the years we have told her to put less sugar, more alternative flours .. etc. But recently I have craved my mother’s bread. Her bread is soft, dark, with hints of molasses. I’d rather have my mother’s bread than anyone else’s bread. Now we’ve started to make her bread here. We’ve no molasses, but we put in gur. We soften our seeds and oatmeal in hot milk. We generously butter up our pans and do alot of the kneading when we are putting the loaves in the pans. It’s certainly not the same as my Mom’s, but it’s better than just wishing.