How-to Make Sourdough

A number of members have asked me to send along my recipe for sourdough bread. Sourdough bread is not a recipe, it’s a process. I learned the process by trial and error and I used this book and these videos by Ken Forkish as my guide and inspiration. If you want to chat with me about sourdough or any other topic just dial seven for Evan.

Creating a savings plan is so much like creating a loaf of sourdough bread. You have to be willing to commit some time to the process and there are certain rules you have to follow. The most important rule of all is consistency. Every month, no matter what might happen in your life you have to save. Using the savings program your employer might have set up at work is a great place to start following this rule. Every paycheck money can be saved for you and often it is in a tax-advantaged account. And saving is another one of those things in life where it all takes time. Let your money work for you, not for a day or a month or even for a year. Let it work for you for years and years. The result will be like sourdough bread. Slowly the amount you have saved will rise and before you know it you will have a balance that looks as good as a freshly baked loaf of bread.

Enjoy and don’t be intimidated by the process!