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    I'm so glad you're here! My name is Krista, though my friends call me George, Phryne, Luna, FaFa, or Poppit, so take your pick. :-) I'm a wood-burning artist, goat farmer, writer and photographer of all things food, travel, and lifestyle.

    Born in Canada, raised in the USA, and shaped by my European roots, I now live on a goat farm in Queensland, Australia with my husband Bear where I celebrate anything that leads to healing, thriving, and loving.

    I look forward to getting to know you and hope we get to visit often as we share good food, great conversation, and the little things that make each of our lives worth living. :-)

A Foggy Morn in Queensland and Triple Garlic Bread

It is just starting to feel a bit like Autumn in my part of Australia with chilly nights and mornings and gorgeously warm and sunny days.

I absolutely love waking up early to foggy scenes like this.

No matter how tired I am I can’t tear myself away from my bedroom window and sit there happily with my morning cup of tea.

 

The fog never lasts long, so I treasure every mysterious and magical moment of it.

 

When sunshine scatters the last misty remnants, I head to my kitchen to make my new favorite bread: Triple Garlic.

Using the bread machine to do the hard work of mixing and kneading, I simply dump in the ingredients and return a while later to do final kneading and shaping. There’s something so homey and comforting about seeing the bread rising in a sunny spot on my counter, and even before baking, the garlicky smells fill my kitchen. I slide the risen dough into a hot oven and 45 minutes later a golden loaf is cooling on the kitchen table, almost ready to be cut into thick slices and slathered with butter.

 

What’s your favorite breakfast on a foggy morning?

Triple Garlic Bread

Ingredients:

1 cup cold water
2 cups whole grain flour
1 cup white flour
1 Tbsp raw sugar
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp milk powder
1 Tbsp powdered garlic
1 Tbsp dehydrated garlic
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 envelope yeast (2 tsp)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in bowl of bread machine. Place on Dough setting and leave until buzzer sounds.
  2. Remove dough from bread machine and place on flour-dusted counter or table.
  3. Knead 5-10 times, shape into oblong and place in greased or baking paper-lined bread pan.
  4. Cover with clean, dry dish towel and let rise for 30-40 minutes until top is well rounded.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-45 minutes until top is golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when you tap on it.
  6. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Brush top with olive oil and leave to cool to desired temperature. I like it best served warm or toasted and slathered with butter. Also makes delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.


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  • Mdhovdestad

    Lovely perfect kind of morning! Wish I could pop over for a morning walk thru the fog, then sit down form that cup of tea and a slice of warm bread…

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       I wish you could too, Darci. :-) I would love that more than I can say. :-) xo

  • Melody Goff

    Oh my word, Krista, the fog pictures are amazing! I am totally in awe of the first one with the horse. The bread sounds delicious!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      That’s my most favorite shot too, Melody!! :-) Aren’t the horses WONDERFUL?! :-)

  • http://www.ulyssessrant.com/ Ulysses S. Rant

    Reminds me of the moooorrrrrs in England.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       Oh, most definitely, T!! :-) Tis a morning to read Gothic British novels to be sure. :-)

  • http://marthameetslucy.typepad.com/ Deanna

    I love fog. Its just so magical and mysterious. And it always inspires bread making. 

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       I do too, Deanna, absolutely! :-) It changes the whole feel of a day. :-)

  • Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine

    Oh wow! the black and white photo really adds character and drama to these photos love it.

    Would you let me host your photo of the covered bread rising? I think that would be an awesome photo for Wordless Wednesday.

    Velva

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       I don’t mind one bit, Velva! I’ll send it to you post haste. :-)

  • Katie@cozydelicious

    I love morning fog! And your pictures are wonderful! I can just imagine sitting there with you, at your window, drinking tea while the bread bakes!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       If you are ever in Australia, Katie, I’ll make a spot just for you. :-)

  • http://hila-lumiere.blogspot.com/ncr Hila

    The fog makes everything look so eerie, but beautiful. Stunning images!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       Isn’t it marvelously eerie, Hila? I love it so much. :-)

  • Alina

    Hi Krista,
    Those hazy pictures are so mysterious, thank you for capturing them, this garlic bread
    , hot from the oven must be quite a treat with a thick layer of fresh butter .
    Love

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       I’m so glad you like them, Alina! :-) They make my heart happy too. :-)

  • TuulaR

    Sounds delicious Krista, and a bread machine is on my baking wish list!  Lovely photos as always, enjoy your foggy mornings my dear :)

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       Thank you, dear Tuula! I hope you get your bread machine very soon. :-) xo

  • Vanessa@Luxuria

    Wow! those photos are so atmospheric, they look like they are straight out of a Hitchcock film ;-)
    I can smell that delicious bread from here too; save me a piece xx

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       Ohhh, now that you mention it, Vanessa, I AM longing to snuggle in with a stack of old movies. :-) I will always save a piece for you!

  • LindyLou Mac

    Very atmospheric photos! I like the sound of the bread, my husband bakes all our bread ,I might suggest he makes some for us. He does not believe in bread machines but guess it would still work. :)

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

       I didn’t believe in bread machines either, Linda – until I realized I could use them just for kneading and mixing and I could do all the shaping and whatnot. :-) I love them now! :-)

  • http://www.kitchenbutterfly.com/ Kitchen Butterfly

    Oh Krista, you make me long for foggy mornings with your gorgeous photos. I must admit too being a sky gazer like you. I am always amazed by the gorgeousness of mauve morning skies with flashes of orange and sunlight. A cup of mint tea is my perfect start to a day like this! Lots of love and hugs

  • http://www.weirdcombinations.com/ Stevie

    This does sound like a yummy garlic bread.  I should get a bread machine.

  • Cailins

    You have horses on your farm? I am super jealous! Have you been riding yet. Hope all is well :) xo

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