So yes, bread. Mmmmm. Bread. I find cooking to be my other creative outlet. I was in the kitchen yesterday for about 4 hours baking bread, making soup, and then making caramel corn. That's almost as much time as I dedicate to my art studio each day! But there's room for both in life, right? I think they're intrinsically connected on some level or another anyway. By the way, if you happened to open up the link to that caramel corn recipe you'll find that it says there are so subsitutions for the butter. Well, that's not exactly true. I made mind last night with a sunflower spread (because I think my dear husband might be lactose intolerant - imagine finding that out after 33 years! So we're doing a lactose-free diet to test it out and so far so good) and you it turned out just fine. It actually made more sauce somehow - I think maybe because it made it runnier? Anyway, it certainly wasn't as good as if it were made with butter, but if you want to make a batch with less calories and saturated fat, go ahead and make it with a substitute. It's still plenty good - and Dave loved it. In fact he said it was my best batch ever! So there you go. That's the thing I'm learning about these days - it just takes courage to try something different. Receipes reinforce that point for me time and time again. It might call for something very specific - and yes some things you can't change (like baking soda and baking powder let's say), but other things you sure can....all it takes is a bit of courage!
And with that I leave you for today. We've got a friend coming over for a couple of days and he should be arriving very shortly - and I've got an apple crumble to make!