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Indian Blue Robin (female)
Cinereous Tit
Spot Billed Pelican
Jerdon's Leafbird
Indian Scoops Owl 🦉
Leopard cub
Malabar Whistling-Thrush aka Whistling School-boy.
My Baking Tins

I do not want to say these are pans/tins you should buy or avoid. Over the years these are some which we have gathered and baked at least one cake per week if not more in last two years. Of course we have part ways with few others pans over the years. As usual I am mixed bag with my current list… few I would part ways in coming days.

My Sourdough Tools

Honestly I feel there is no need for me to put a post on the tools you need for your sourdough or bread journey. There are zillions of articles and videos already out there on internet. I am going to list down the hardware I gathered in my kitchen over the years and which I found useful. And in general they are useful in their own right and could be used for other things.

My Sourdough Journey in Lockdown

I started a SD starter in the month of May 2021 inspired by one fellow runner.I followed this link to make the starter with whole wheat. The starter was very active with the April heat in Bangalore from Day-2 onwards. I continued the process till day 7 and ended up with lots of SD discards as I was using 120gm fresh feed every time. The rise and doubling was happening fine even though the starter passed the so-called “float test”.

Drive Bangalore to Durg

This is the longest drive we did so far and truly this was a memorable one with 1300+ KM. The planning for the trip started almost a month back. It involved looking at Google maps multiple times and talking to few friends who are roadies. We knew the road till Hyderabad would be good as we been on this highway almost 2 years back. Beyond Hyderabad was a complete unknown. Also posted my naïve query to TEAM-BHP.