Photography by my lovely friend Virginia Woods-Jack
I get mighty excited about making bread. It is my favourite fermented food and I never tire of watching the dough rise slowly throughout the day or the smell it creates during baking. I love how unique each loaf is when it is finished baking and pulled from the oven. Over the past couple of years I have slowly saved up and purchased a few bread-making tools which have made the bread-making process easier and more enjoyable. I have been acquiring a few more of the same items slowly and today I am offering a giveaway for these, along with a beautiful sourdough starter culture (dehydrated), all purchased from a local fellow artisan bread maker. Neville has recently been on Radio New Zealand sharing his wealth of knowledge in sourdough bread making. I highly recommend having a listen to it (Thank you Nicola for sharing!). This giveaway is open to all NZ residents and is not endorsed in any way. This is a giveaway purely from me to you because I want to share my love of bread-making and in return I would love for you to share my love of whole and fermented foods with others. Head below for the details.
On a different note, my friend Virginia (check out her Instagram too) and I have teamed up to work on some very cool projects that we both look forward to sharing with you all in the near future. Virginia is a talented and skilled photographer. I love her ability to capture light in such an honest way. These photos were taken by the window in the late afternoon with natural light.
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Giveaway Now Closed – Thank you to all who entered!
Winner has been emailed
The giveaway includes a lame (super sharp razor tool for making lovely slash marks in the bread), a banneton (for the shaped dough to rise in), a Danish dough whisk (for mixing doughs), and a beautiful mature sourdough starter culture that Neville has been nurturing and passing on to others for many years. You must be a NZ resident to enter the giveaway. To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment below or on the Facebook or Instagram post, and tag 3 friends (on Facebook or Instagram). Feel free to enter the giveaway on all three social media platforms for extra chances to win. This is the first of a series of giveaways I will be doing and I would love for you to subscribe to the blog, ‘Like’ my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram for inspiration and recipes in fermentation and wholefoods and to find out when I will be doing more giveaways. There will be textiles involved in the future giveaways too! You will have until 6pm on Monday the 6th of June to enter and I will randomly draw a winner that night and announce it by Wednesday the 8th of June.
Images © Copyright Virginia Woods-Jack 2016
Textiles: Cotton gauze | Scoured | No Mordant Used | Beetroot with Privet Berry Over Dye