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Sourdough Bread and Kitchen Cart

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documenting triumphs and failures of frugal projects

I haven't made it a secret that our apartment is less than what I really want. But it serves our needs, and that is all that really matters isn't it?
That being said, I dislike my kitchen very much. It is tiny. And I don't have the guts to post pictures of our house online. So you probably won't get to see it for some time. So I will do my best to explain. I guess it is considered a "galley" kitchen, with a little bump out.
On one side there is enough counter space for a microwave and a dish drainer, we don't have a dish washer. The other side is the sink, a foot of counter space and the stove. That would sum up my counter space. So, I have been wanting one of those kitchen carts, not a huge one, for obvious reason, haha. I checked around town and the cheapest, size appropriate one was around $120, Ouch!
So my little hard got very heavy and I settled into the reality that 1 foot of counter space was all I would be using for the next year and a half.
Then Freecycle magically rescued me. Haha. The women giving it away said it was cheaply made, falling apart, with no shelf and no shelf peg. When I picked it up the top came off, the doors didn't have a magnet strip to keep them closed, and there was crayon marks all over it, but it is well made, it did have a shelf and a shelf peg! Sorry there is no before picture, I was obviously too excited!

I screwed the top back on, bought an $.88 magnet set for the door, put the shelf back up and magic eraser-ed the outside and look at this awesome cart!! This is the EXACT one I found at a big box store here in town for $120! All I have to same is, I LOVE FREECYCLE!

Alright, sourdough bread update! This would have come yesterday but I did not read the directions correctly to reflect rising time.

This is after 12 hours of rising.

Then I kneaded it down, split it into 3 loaves and stuck it back into the oven to rise another 5-8 hours.
Chevy man's rating 10! I'm so relieved.. It was a long process, but I will definitely be doing it again!

Have you ever made Sourdough Bread? How was your experience?


  1. Mmmmm the bread turned out great! I can't wait till it warms up so I can try again. I was telling Wendell about your hamburger buns yesterday and he wants me to try them soon!

    I love the utility cart! What a great find on freecycle.


  2. mmm, I adore sourdough bread. Looks yummy! Good job salvaging that cart too! Looks like it will be just the thing.

  3. Congrats on the new cart. It looks nice. And the bread looks yummy!

  4. Thanks Debbie- I hope you try them.. they are awesome.

    Christy- Thank you! It is really yummy. I hate sourdough.. and I even like it!

    Stephanie- Thanks for stopping by! It was yummy :) I might go have some more haha!


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