You know, the one thing I love to hear is when people say they make things from scratch. I met a cousin from overseas for the first time this week. We got to chatting, and she was showing me photos of all the lovely breads and pastries and pies she’d been making. Wow, they looked great. At first, she was making all these things out of necessity. Where she was living, it was just to hard to come by things we see as staples and everyday foods. It didn’t take long for her to be hooked. Plain breads gave way to flavours of all sorts. The family were cutting into pies and tarts with delicious and healthy fillings. There was freshly made biscuits and even cheeses. It really is great to get in there and get your hands all doughy and messy. There’s nothing like kneading yeasty dough into shapes and baking them. Watching them rise and slowly brown. The smell……wow! True, the task may seem daunting at first, and there is always the time factor thing. But if you are able, there is no limit to what you can produce. And you’ll always know whats going into what you’re eating. Very important. Very rewarding…….