Check Your Mental

Please check your mental

It’s so detrimental

I’m not trying to be sentimental

Care about your mental like it’s dental

Check up on your friends and family

I don’t want to see it up in a tragedy

I just want someone to be proud of me

Can’t you see?

Fixing our mind from the inside

Feels as if we drifting off in a glide

Falling down deeper and deeper down the slide

Check your mental

It’s extremely detrimental

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On a side note: Check on your friends and family this holiday season. We want the best times with our friends and family but mental health is something we need to look after. So, do me a favor and check on your loved ones for me.

Amazing Sour Dough Bread

Amazing Sour Dough Bread

Now, we are in one of the most jolly times of the year for the holiday season.

So, grab your seat and hold on for the ride.

Then, you see the magical secrets of how to make sourdough bread.

What makes sourdough bread different from others is that, it’s more digestible than regular bread.

This allows the bread to break down easily and can prevent bloating and other digestive problems.

So, enough of me talking.

Finally, let’s get to the recipe.

Amazing Sour Dough Bread

  1. Get your sourdough starter at least 12 hours in advance. So, you can prepare early and have amazing sour dough bread. I’d also advise you to get a jar and fill it with 10 g starter, 25g of flour and 25g of water.
  2. Next, you have to mix the dough and autolyse. Essentially, autolyse is the gentle mixing of water and bread in the recipe. Then, you add all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and use a spatula or your hands to work the ingredients until you see a shaggy like mass form. Next, cover the bowl and rest the dough for at least 1 hour.
  3. After, you do step 2, you stretch and fold. Perform 2-3 sets of stretch and fold on the dough.
  4. Now, you have to do a bulk fermentation. You cover the bowl and let the dough ferment for about 7-10 hours and make sure its on your kitchen counter. Preferably in a 65-70 degree area in your home.
  5. Then, this step is called “Shape and second rise”. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape the dough into a tight ball. Cover the dough into parchment paper, seam-side down. Place the dough along the parchment paper into a bowl and cover. You need to let the dough rise for an hour.
  6. At least 30 mins before you’re about to bake, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  7. Cover and bake for 20 minutes, uncover and bake and additional 25-30 minutes. Let the bread cool down before slicing and enjoy.

Saturday Morning

Here I am on Saturday morning

Out in the back hearing the roosters roaring

A child that’s on his skateboard soaring

While drinking tea and reading and others will say that’s boring

Well that’s what we do in the mornings

A time of relaxation until we see the emancipation

Getting ready for the holidays with all the decorations

While others sleep we make new projects like claymation

Or travel to the other city on the subway station

It feels like today we are taking a vacation

All in a good days work

And on the off days we network

See this looks kinda of boring

But this what we do on Saturday morning

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