Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpernickel Rye Bread - without the Rye?

I just can't stop baking bread!

There are so many wonderful variations of this super easy bread that I can't help but keep some going. Today I decided to make Pumpernickel Rye Bread, but you know what? I had no rye flour. That did not stop me. I put in all the ingredients it called for, just using the white flour instead of the rye and then I added in a tad extra molasses and a cup of bran. I plan to buy both rye and whole wheat flour next trip to the city.

Our diets are going well despite this. We ration our bread eating to a few slices a day. We give lots away. Its just fun to make.

The Moon over Osoyoos, BC

I thought I would share a few photos with you. This ones not mine. This was a photo taken by our friend Roger from his back yard. He has allowed me to share it with you. I know he lives a few miles out of town and must be higher up than us cuz the moon is very SMALL in our back yard. LOL! - great shot, Roger!

And Roger and Marie are my friends with the Alpacas. I took my friends Elaine and Jim up to meet them because they used to raise sheep and thought they might enjoy meeting these fleecy critters too.

I love the eyes - they are so huge and expressive!

Oh Bother! - Visitors AGAIN!

Like she could care less if we stayed or went.

Friends with FOOD!

Its an entirely different story if you bring something edible along. These are my friends Jim and Elaine taking part in the chow line.

What a camera lens smells like...

I'm sure the critters think I'm strange with my lens stuck up to their snouts etc.

Is it real?

The long necks of these guys are nice for hugging, but can appear to make some several-headed groups!

No-One checked with ME!

This is the head lady, for I'm sure I've seen this look on a teacher I had once.

Marie and a friend.

Marie and Roger have always been very gracious and accommodating to the friends I drag up to their place. If they charged, they could add a new wing onto the Alpaca's shelter, or give them some exotic premium food! Really, I can't thank you enough for all the times we've invaded your place.

And then SHE said...

I dunno, do you think Jim and this gal were having a good gossip? I thought I heard...


  1. I am so envious over the bread baking. I am like a fish out of water in the kitchen. If I did not have all of the ingredients, I would not be able to make the recipe. I love, love, love the pictures of the Alpacas. They are beautiful. And I will have to let my son see the pic of the moon. He loves anything to do with space! Have a great night!

  2. I love the photos Mrs Miles... they are awesome.. I would love to see those Alpacas they are so cute.

    How did your friend Roger take that photo... that must be an awesome lens he has... WOW... thank you for sharing it.

    Hugs... Joy

  3. Never made my own bread - it is a scary prospect!

    Great photos, wonderful shot of the moon. Tell your neighbour I said so!

  4. Your bread looks delicious!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!
    Feel free to link to me. I would be honored.

    I love any blog that comes from my home BC, so you will see me here again! :)

  5. Love your photos and your bread looks sensational!

  6. Your bread looks amazing! Thank you for visiting our websites and for all of your enthusiasm for baking bread. I think you may bake as much as I do! ;)

    I did answer your question about sprouted grains and look forward to hearing from you again!

    Thank you, Zoƫ

  7. I wish I were your neighbor, Barb, your bread looks wonderful!

    Please thank your friend for the photo of the moon. What a great photo!

    And I love your captions under the Alpaca photos. Those alpacas look like they have neat personalilies. And it's really a treat to see animals so well cared for.

    I love your blog!

  8. I feel the same way about bread. My husband accuses me of baking it just so the aroma fills the house. :-) I found some new recipes on the Weight Watchers site, so maybe I can bake my bread and eat it, too. Love your photos.

  9. arg! I think I got lost in space - maybe you got my comment, maybe not. Love your photos, and I very much love your bread ideas. You can even make "bread bowl" for winter dishes like stew, or bean soup... YUM. In case my previous comment never finds you - you may wish to try some rosmary and olive oil. It is a great combo!

    Have a great Day, Mrs Miles!


  10. What great photographs! That bread looks soooo yummy :)

  11. ohhh could I came for hot chocolate and hot bread ....looks so good . Wow the picture are so beautiful ...


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