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Have been thinking about baking even more than ever because of this delightful back and forth. It occurred to me that having this forum and wanting to write about discoveries, the process of baking, its emotional effect, and so on has made me much more of a "mindful" baker. I really am "in" it when I'm doing it to a much greater extent than ever before. I find I pay much closer attention to details -measuring being one of them - and to the techniques I'm using (or discovering along the way) knowing that I will be at least attempting to describe them - and to desGreat! It's cool and rainy here today - am brainstorming what to make...and wondering what you are all up to.cribe the finished products I'm coming up with. In the past, I would often bake while being distracted (by work issues, what was going on around me, moods, time pressures, etc) and lose a good deal of the enjoyment. This is not as much the case any more. Baking as meditation...this from one of the least New Age-y people on the planet...what's next? OK, off the soapbox, Nellie...
Great! It's cool and rainy here today - am brainstorming what to make...and wondering what you are all up to. Here we go with lucky part 8!
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