2017-02-23

Our Daily Bread 超簡易無添加免揉捏慢發酵家常麵包



- Super easy, no additives
- 100% no kneading, slow proofing
- Only use flour, yeast, water & salt (sugar and sesame optional)

Basically follow the no-kneading method in the video, but with variations (mainly in 2nd proofing, to make it 100% no-kneading).

Ingredients: 3 cup bread flour (we substitute 1/2 cup with wholemeal flour), 1 1/2 teasp salt, 1 1/4 teasp yeast, 1 1/2 cup water, 1 teasp sugar (optional), sesame (optional)


- Mix the ingredients to form a wet sticky dough
- 1st proofing: 8-18 hrs, depending on room temp, till doubling in size
- Fold the dough 10-20 times with a wet scraper
- Dump the dough into a container lined with baking paper to avoid sticking
- 2nd proofing: around 1.5 hrs
- Preheat baking container (with lid) at 230-250C for 30 mins
- Pour the dough into the container and bake at 230C for 30 mins
- Remove lid and lower temp to 200C and bake for another 10 mins

彩虹鸚鵡吸蜜

家前面就是公園,叫Lorikeet Park。顧名思義,特多Rainbow Lorikeet(彩虹吸蜜鸚鵡)。但這些七彩繽紛的鳥兒好動愛飛,且通常離我太遠,很難拍到。

今天幸運,幾隻彩虹鸚鵡停在最近我家的大樹吸花蜜。我當然不會錯過偷拍機會!







倒掛 吸蜜


一頭栽進去 吸蜜








Google Photos自動製作的兩組照片動畫(速度超快,看了頭暈!)


曾堯角落:
- 晨運遇友 2014-4-21 | 晨運遇友 2014-4-8 | 晨運遇友 20140322 | 近觀彩虹鸚鵡 | 公園今昔
- 有客到訪:彩虹鸚鵡(Rainbow Lorikeet) | 彩虹鸚鵡首度家訪!(搞錯,其實是國王鸚鵡) | 雀仔公園

2017-02-15

屠夫與伯勞

灰屠夫鳥(Grey Butcherbird / Cracticus torquatus)是布里斯本常見鳥類,因其捕食習慣而得名。另有中文譯名伯勞,倒很古典哀怨。

- Birds in Backyards: Grey Butcherbird
Grey Butcherbirds are aggressive predators. They prey on small animals, including birds, lizards and insects, as well as some fruits and seeds. Uneaten food may be stored in the fork or a branch or impaled. Grey Butcherbirds sit on an open perch searching for prey which, once sighted, they pounce on.

- 屏東野鳥學會:東飛伯勞西飛燕 ─ 伯勞鳥
另外比喻分離之意的「勞燕分飛」,其中的「勞」也是指伯勞,這句來自古樂府詩東飛伯勞歌中的「東飛伯勞西飛燕」,至於在何時何地,為什麼伯勞鳥和燕子會背道而行,那就不得而知了。

徐柳仙 再折長亭柳:別離人對奈何天,離堪怨,別堪憐,離絲牽柳線,別淚灑花前,甫相逢,才見面,不久又東去伯勞西飛燕……



2017-02-14

男人嘅浪漫......

......等外賣咖哩飯

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情人節帶來正能量!!!
列印 簽名 寄出 等待

中央是持份者

這世界變化快
持份者成常用語
連左派也趕潮流
定調眾口一詞
港凸首跑馬仔
中央是持份者
發聲並支持某人
不算干預或欽點

借問聲 中央持極大份?

2017-02-12

大熱天青斑蝶到訪

今天熱到爆炸,午間氣溫接近40度。這青斑蝶(Blue Tiger Butterfly)卻悠閒到訪,還停在葉上當模特兒讓我拍拍。


2017-02-11

書乃身外物

鄰居過世已幾年,剛跟他太太的哥哥聊天,說已把他過萬藏書送給Lifeline。Lifeline是本地公益團體,每年在不同地點舉辦舊書超大賣場Lifeline Bookfest。一年兩次在會展中心舉行的布里斯本bookfest更號稱全國甚至全球最大規模的舊書賣場。據他轉述,Lifeline每月接收幾千噸捐書,所以得靠Bookfest為收來的書找出路。

澳洲人口老化,過了身不用說,即使人健在也多選擇downsize過簡單老年生活,書本是重點須處理掉的身外物。我也得開始籌劃了。