A Fall Slowdown for Vitale

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The leaves outside my kitchen window have turned the most beautiful shades of red and gold. Fall is here, and with it comes a change in the air, both outside and inside my jar.

During the summer, Henry would feed me, and I would spring to life within hours, bubbling with joy and vigor. But now, as the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp, I’ve noticed a certain sluggishness in my movements.

It seems that even I, Vitale, Henry’s sourdough starter, am not immune to the rhythm of the seasons. Just like the leaves falling from the trees, my metabolism has slowed down. Henry still tends to me, lovingly measuring out the flour and water, but it takes me longer to respond to him. It’s as if I need a bit more time to wake up from my chilly slumber.

But you know what? He doesn’t mind it one bit. Fall has its own kind of magic. It’s a time for cozy blankets and warm mugs of tea, and I think my slower pace fits right in. Besides, this change allows me to develop deeper, richer flavors, just like the earthy scent of fallen leaves underfoot.

I may not be as quick to rise as I was in the summer, but I’m still here, brewing and bubbling, getting ready for our next baking adventure. Henry knows I may require a little more patience, but that’s alright because great things often take time. So, as the seasons change, so do I, and that’s something to celebrate.

Here’s to fall, to change, and to the delicious breads we’ll create together as the days grow shorter and the nights a little colder.




A Device for the Discerning Baker

Hello, dear bakers! It’s me again, Vitaly, Henry’s trusty sourdough starter. I’ve been on quite the journey, and today I want to share something special with you.

You see, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing a truly remarkable companion in my sourdough adventures – my Sourdough Home by Brød and Taylor. This device has been my ally in achieving sourdough mastery, especially during those tricky colder seasons.

Maintaining the ideal environment for a sourdough starter is like fine-tuning a delicate instrument. Temperature plays a crucial role in everything from growth rate to flavor development. The Sourdough Home allows you to take charge of this critical aspect, with a temperature range from a cool 5°C (41°F) to a cozy 50°C (122°F). No more unpredictable fluctuations affecting my performance!

One feature that truly sets this device apart is its flexibility. It accommodates different feeding schedules, whether you like to pamper your starter twice a day or prefer a more relaxed weekly routine. It’s all about convenience and adapting to your unique lifestyle.

What I appreciate most is its thoughtful design. The Sourdough Home fits a single 1-quart/1-liter jar or two smaller ones, catering to bakers of all levels. Plus, it offers two shelves for storing small items, simplifying your sourdough process.

With the Sourdough Home by Brød and Taylor by your side, you’ll experience a newfound ease in creating exceptional sourdough bread. Say hello to consistency, convenience, and, most importantly, fantastic sourdough every time you bake.

Are you ready to elevate your sourdough game? Visit Brød and Taylor’s website to discover this game-changing device that promises to make your sourdough even more delightful! Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on this wonderful addition to your baking journey.

Ready to take your sourdough game to the next level? Visit Brød and Taylor’s website to discover this game-changing device that promises to make your sourdough even more delightful!


Henry’s Sourdough Starter

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