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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Continuing Education of Melissa in the Art of Bread Baking or Why It's Not a Good Idea to Put Bread Outside in a Nice Patch of Sunshine to Rise

Because, if you're making Portuguese Cornmeal Bread, little ants will come and steal the cornmeal on the side of the dish. And then when you take the dish inside and flick them off into the sink, they will splash about pitifully in the dish water until you wash them down the drain. And then there will be more of them on the counter where you threw down the dish cloth that was covering the bread and you'll have to throw them in the trash.

That's why.

I haven't seen any in the bread though. So far.

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