I love it when I have a day that seems relaxed and yet I get several things accomplished. Early this morning, I started a batch of whole wheat sourdough bread. It was finished and out of the oven about 6 p.m. and here it is on a cooling rack covered with a dish towel. There was just something comforting about the sight (not to mention the aroma.) Today I also made some beef shank and vegetable soup, did a bit of cleaning and lots of laundry. I wish you could smell this wonderful bread. We had it, slathered with butter and served beside the soup for dinner tonight.