Finished rustic bread on a cooling rack.

Bread Making 101

Bread making has been a craft that I’ve wanting to learn for various years. I have acquired copious books to teach myself the craft. The initial book I acquired was Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results At Home. This book was a great first start with some basic recipes for the postulant baker. Directions from this book were straightforward to comprehend and also contained troubleshooting tips in the event your bread didn’t turn out as intended.

Uber and Lyft on mini toy cars.

Uber lifts you up

On the road again this week for ūüß≥, the standard round trip between Baltimore and Long Island.¬† As I have wrinkled, the modernity of travel has depreciated quite a bit.

Who say big man doh cry?

Gargamel also known as Mark Anthony Myrie was released from United States prison and finally returned to Jamaica on December 7th.  The sounds of Gargamel filled my two speaker tape deck during my college years driving the University of Maryland Shuttle Bus at the University of Maryland College Park.  “Have mercy…hear wah happen”

Books by my Bed

Books by my bed are not analogous to the New York Times Best Seller List but I wanted to share the books I am reading and provide some insight into why they have been chosen.

Word of the Week: Jam-cram

  • Jam-cram¬†¬†(adj):¬† Crowded; packed usually with people. (English¬†jam ‘press, squeeze or crowd together in a compact mass; force together’ + English¬†cram ‘fill to excess’) = ram-cram, ram-jam.
    • Everybody was jam-cram in the North Stand.
      • North Stand: During Carnival, a temporary spectators’ gallery erected on the north side of the big stage in Queen’s Park Savannah.¬† I remember fondly going to many ah carnival events in the North Stand with fellas beating bottle and spoon.¬† North Stand is often considered the place for common folk while the Grand Stand is reserved for the “who’s, who” of Trinidad.
      • Queen’s Park Savannah is a park in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Known locally as simply “the Savannah,” it is Port of Spain’s largest open space. It occupies about 260 acres (110 ha)[1] of level land, and the distance around the perimeter is about 2.2 mi (3.5 km).

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

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