WARNING - BRAG AHEAD!
As I say it myself, my baking skills have become so developed these past twelve months, it is unlikely I will ever purchase bread again. I’m quite the ‘no-knead’, bagel, rye, milk bread, babka, stollen, brioche etc. yeast baker, I will never buy yeast goods again. My cakes and cookies are also quite ‘bingeworthy’!
I’ve almost finessed the art of preserves, jams & jellies. Not that we ever ate much of it, but now a spoonful of blueberry jam on my morning brioche / croissant, is not to be missed! Each week, I have somebody or other asking me for a jar of preserve or a loaf of bread!
As for other things, I have not missed my morning breakfast/coffee with friends; going forward, that will be a periodic treat… I’ve also not missed my once too-frequent mani/pedi. I will resume post pandemic, but with less frequency.