My "personal agent" at Sweetwater (best place online to buy musical instruments, etc, for my money!) emailed me this morning with some bad/good news. The bad is that the new guitar arrived at Sweetwater, but had to be sent back to Cordoba in California. In the process of a check of the instrument, the tech discovered a rather major problem with the headstock, something that precluded selling it. The good news is that they caught this…..I'd have been very angry, and a little less complimentary about Sweetwater, had it arrived here in that condition! But they did catch it, and now I have to wait a while longer before I have THIS in my hot little hands:
This was the only image I was successfully able to snag from the website, but it gives a pretty good idea of what it looks like.
I now have to worry that delivery might end up getting mixed up with a major winter storm the Weather Guessers are mumbling about for the end of this week. Maybe I should put this whole thing off till spring! Just joking.
I found a new pizza dough recipe yesterday that sounds interesting: it's from King Arthur and rises at room temperature for 24 hours. I might make a batch today, then bake one tomorrow with one for the freezer, mostly to experiment with freezing this particular dough. My son (who makes magnificent pizza on his Big Green Egg) and I are convinced that freezing the dough does magical things, so I almost always have a freezer full. I don't see why this recipe wouldn't behave the same, but you never know.
Apologies if this has been posted before (I know, if you've seen one, you've seen them all!), but this was the most recent pizza, from last weekend. Had a few slices of Italian salami in the fridge for the topping and it was GOOD!
Anyhoo, the recipe makes two pies and I'll not double this time. The freezer is right now full to the brim of some of the bread I've been baking: several loaves of a "multi-grain" (mostly white flour, subbing one cup each of rye and white whole wheat in the recipe) with cranberries and walnuts. Mercy, was that good! I live alone, so a loaf of bread lasts me a LONG time if I slice and freeze in small zip loc bags. For a whole loaf, I wrap in foil, then into a plastic bag for freezing. It works quite well!
Off to wind a warp for that linen and wool shawl….stay tuned!