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by Hégé
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

My first sourdough starter experiment failed. After smelling strongly of cheap Kraft parmesan for 1-2 days, I continued like Fbeyer suggested, and it started bubbling much (big bubbles on top; it didn’t look like the ready-starter I see all over the web). I continued on with the feeding but at some...
by Hégé
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

I acknowledge your professional knowledge over my own, but I've come across plenty of people on the net who've given up on their sourdough because it stinks to begin with, or it separates, both of which seem to be inconsequential for the quality of the final sourdough. In other words: I see pros ad...
by Hégé
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

Great write up, we love homemade bread and pizza here. A few points to add, a damp cotton towel is sufficient to keep your dough wet whilst proving, no need for fancy plastic lids or cling film, but if you prefer not to get your fancy tea towels wet and floury, a clean and hole-free shopping bag wi...
by Hégé
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

Second step, Starting the sourdough There is many ways of starting a sourdough, as there is many ways to make bread . If it is the first time you are making bread, just follow one way of doing it, don’t mix it up. You’ll have more chance to succeed. We’ll be making a “hard” sourdough (“levain dur” ...
by Hégé
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

Re: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

That 'thing' is called a scraper. I own very large scrapers out of plastic, but I have to say I'm sorry I didn't get some in stainless steel. When I'm sliding the bread off of the peel and unto the (insanely) hot pizza stone I really like NOT to burn the edges of the scraper. Admittedly that issue ...
by Hégé
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home
Replies: 22
Views: 3549

I'll teach you a way to make good bread at home

I think a lot of you are interested in getting good at sourdough bread making, I live in France and work in an artisan bakery, so I though I would try to teach some of you. I am not an expert yet, but I know enough to get you going in making bread. First step, is getting the right materials. You'll ...
by Hégé
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Mushroomy Journal of Hégé
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Mushroomy Journal of Hégé

About a year later I haven't updated my journal since I've started it. Probably because the year wasn't that interesting. I left my the house I lived in for free and got into a shared house with friends. It was fun some times, but it was also quite unproductive. I realized how much the people aroun...
by Hégé
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality

I definitely find this interesting. Have you read the book? Is it worthwhile as a way to learn some of the techniques? I'm interested in an effective way to memorize anatomy structures. She mentions something like this briefly in the blog link but more detail is definitely needed for me to understa...
by Hégé
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality

I got really interested these couple of days in the "Art of memory". I first got introduced to it by seeing an article on how easy it was to remember a deck of cards in a couple of minutes with the "Method of Loci". I tried and got hooked. It was really interesting to that that the Memory Champions ...
by Hégé
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Brussels Belgium meetup
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Brussels Belgium meetup - Sun. July 2nd

Same thing, I have a busy month and I'm traveling a lot, I won't be in Belgium next week unfortunately...
by Hégé
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Brussels Belgium meetup
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Belgium/Europe meetup in Brussels

I'm interested too, I am quite new to ERE but I'd love to meet like-minded people :) Also I am in Brussels so It's perfect.
by Hégé
Thu May 25, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Hunter gatherer
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: Hunter gatherer

To add to what vexed87 said, A good option if you have a land is to plant a "forest garden". You plant trees, shrubs and perennial herbacious and they make up a low maintenance food forest. In Europe, Martin Crawford has a 23 years old forest garden and he is the expert in the subject. He told us (I...
by Hégé
Mon May 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Mushroomy Journal of Hégé
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Mushroomy Journal of Hégé

I'm a starting a journal. I am 20 years old and I am from Belgium. I would like to reach early retirement at around 30-40 years old. But my main goal is to become educated, happy, and to live according to my values. Current situation: I work in a Permaculture farm. I am being paid 12€/h in black. I...
by Hégé
Thu May 18, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mobile phone: prepaid card hack >1/2 cheaper plan
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Mobile phone: prepaid card hack >1/2 cheaper plan

Interesting, but not that beneficial, is it? My phone plan is 9 € so I would only save 2 € and I would have to buy a new card every month.
by Hégé
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 83
Views: 24404

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

I won't be coming. It's too far away for me :( Next time if it's closer to belgium! Have a nice time.
by Hégé
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 276
Views: 107998

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Samurai Gourmet on Netflix. Based on a comic by taniguchi. It's about a newly retired man who has to learn what to do with his time. He decides to visit different restaurants in his town. It's quite soothing and poetic.
by Hégé
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ecosystem Restoration Camps: Living for free while "saving" the planet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: Ecosystem Restoration Camps: Living for free while "saving" the planet?

Living for free while "saving the planet" was a bit of an exaggeration. But I think It's a nice opportunity for people who want to see Permaculture design in action. Somebody at the meeting asked what's in it for us. He said seeing the land slowly transform from a desert to nature where water flows ...
by Hégé
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 83
Views: 24404

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

I'm interested in coming too. I'll bring good beer from Belgium :D
by Hégé
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ecosystem Restoration Camps: Living for free while "saving" the planet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Ecosystem Restoration Camps: Living for free while "saving" the planet?

I want to present you the "Ecosystem Restoration Camps", a project created by the filmmaker John D Liu. If you are interested in Permaculture, you might have heard of his movie "Green Gold". I have been to his meeting in the Netherlands two weeks ago for the official launch of the project, so I know...
by Hégé
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone Foraging for Food?
Replies: 30
Views: 8808

Re: Anyone Foraging for Food?

I try to incorporate more food from wild plants in my diet. I find that the hardest part is learning to cook them so that you actually want to eat them. It's really easy when the plant is delicious without a lot of preparation. I can't get enough of Allium ursinum for the moment (it makes a wonderfu...