Baker’s say what?!
Yep. I'm starting a thing! The Full Moon Baking Club! It's really just an excuse to intentionally get back to my love of bread baking and a reason to stay-up late and honor that bright beauty in the sky.
Breads, as you might know, are a timely affair and not to be rushed. It's the fact that they take time that beckons me. They are a chance to slowdown. An edible craft of sorts... So, each full moon, under the magic of the night’s sky, I'm going to bake bread. The nights will be long but that's ok. That's the point! It's an excuse to light a fire (or candles), play some music, drink a glass of wine and BAKE something and I invite you to join me! I'll be posting the monthly details in the “stories” section of the How to Feed a Senior Instagram account. There you can get in on the live-action baking process each full moon, and ask me any questions if you need clarity. It’s also understandable that life keeps you quite busy. I assume you could be occupied with other things at times, which is why after the “event” I’ll be posting those recipes here.
It’s worth mentioning that club fun is not exclusive to a single evening. Personally, this project is about setting the intention of doing something I love more regularly and using the moon cycle as a prompt to keep bread baking in my repertoire. As for the “club” side of things, your participation between the full moons is what really drives the community aspect. Throughout history there are stories of people gathering for food. “Breaking bread" with someone is considered a gesture of kindness… Honoring the brotherhood of humanity… Across nations and even civilizations, bread has remained a commodity for sharing. So, let's share some! Whether it’s baking together on the same night, sharing the same loaf, or using the same recipe, there’s room at the table for improving our sense of community. I believe that kindness lives large within all of us but opportunities to share that kindness with others can feel fleeting. We’ve been too busy to slowdown long enough to remember that the slowness accounts for our time and our time is the most important thing we can share with another person. I look forward to sharing some of my time with you, and you with us, and us with we and so on… An exploration around the idea of what a “we” can really be… Breaking bread “together” by baking together…
Post your Full Moon Baking Club moments using the hashtag #FullMoonBakingClub so I can break bread with you and you can break it with others. That’s how this can work. Also, keep an eye out for New Moon updates with the ingredients you’ll need for the next one! An important detail if you want to bake the night of…;)
Forever in crumb,