Well, guys, I done gone and jinxed myself.
You know how last week I posted about this Multigrain Sourdough Boule and how proud I was to have kept my sourdough starter alive for so long?
Um…well…Methuselah is with us no longer.
See…I fed him on Wednesday evening, like a good sourdough momma, and left him out on the counter overnight to do his ferment-y thang. Only, I forgot to put in BACK in the refrigerator before I left for the weekend on Thursday…turns out, putting your starter back in the fridge is a pretty crucial step to keeping it from attracting every fruit fly on the planet. This was discovered on Saturday when I returned to my apartment.
This means that 1.) I have to snag some starter from my momma this upcoming weekend and 2.) I’ve become adept at killing fruit flies. Apparently putting out a small bowl of cider vinegar mixed with a few drops of dish soap will take down those suckers in no time. The death count as of Monday at 11 am was 28. As I write this (around 7 pm on Monday), I’ve slain an additional 7.
Sorry I just made you listen to me talk about killing fruit flies. Hows ’bout I talk about booze instead? You probably need it after all of that.