At Long Last

I took over bread-making duty about six months ago and sometime this past month, I realized...I had arrived.

Del Viento- bread

The bread is always a 50-50 mix of whole wheat and unbleached white flour. But to each loaf I add things such as seeds and rosemary. This loaf has oats and ground flax meal in it.Michael Robertson

Eleanor poses at the scene of my flour transfer. I buy 10 kgs each of white and whole wheat flour and portion them into this old olive vessel a circumnavigator picked up in Greece and sold to us for a buck at a Mexico marina swap meet. Between this and three of the smaller white canisters, we can stow 20 kgs of flour aboard.

I__n our twenties, we traded our boat for a house and our freedom for careers. In our thirties, we slumbered through the American dream. In our forties, we woke and traded our house for a boat and our careers for freedom. And here we are. Follow along at