10 Effective Tips About Skin Care

Vira has been my friend since university times, having so many things in common Facebook’s helped us keep in touch, encourage each other when the bad days hit badly and have those crazy ideas exchanges when extra motivation is needed to keep going. Her passion for beauty products is so strong that once reading her blog you will definitely want to try the products she mentions. Today she is sharing with us her 10 effective tips of skincare.

  1. Total refusal from products with cheap and harmful ingredients in the list, especially when they take the first place. I gravitate towards only organic skincare products with zero parabens, sulphates etc. When gradually replacing some popular brands with smaller organic and vegan ones, I have noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my skin. Now it looks brighter, cleaner, smoother and the allergic reactions reduced in 80%.
  2. Professional skincare procedures. If your skin suffers from extremely severe acne, psoriasis, allergic reactions etc., this is the case when you need a really good dermatologist or cosmetologist. From my personal experience I assure you that a highly qualified professional will cure your skin in the best possible way.
  3. I always deep cleanse my skin every morning and evening. Morning cleansing procedures restore my skin balance, removing the residue of the skin metabolic activity from a night before. In the evening I take of the mantle, consisting of the layers of foundation, primer, powder, bronzer, highlighter and finishing spray, so that my skin is able to breath deep and relax.
  4. Facemasks is the key! They work for a certain 100% good for all  skin types. Surely, it is important to pay attention to the list of ingredients in the back side of a packaging. It is extremely preferable if they are natural.
  5. Peeling as a procedure from autumn till spring. Of course, there is plenty of types of peeling and the best one is to be chosen by your dermatologist.
  6. Sunscreen. I always protect my skin from harmful environment. Though I do not use a separate SPF product, almost all my foundations contain it in a sufficient amount.
  7. I try not to tan my face on purpose, because I am aware of a huge harm the sun brings to skin. Besides, my face always gets red and funny. Instead of this I use some good bronzers to give my skin some warmth and glow.
  8. Natural oils and extracts as an important step towards perfect skin. Organic oils are able to nourish and balance any skin type and I love it. When applying some good cream, I often add a few drops of oil composition and gently massage it into my skin, following the lines.
  9. Disposable towels. After washing my face, I always use only disposable paper towels. In this case the bacteria from the previous use are not able to grow, unlike the situation with some standard towels.
  10. Facebuilding or Face Yoga is a huge deal. When you to some face exercises correctly and with the help of a trainer, you are able to maintain the skin in good conditions.

Skincare is not a boring thing at all. It is a continuous and fascinating work that impacts your future. Be a painter of your life and let your loving thoughts serve as a beautiful canvas.

The post prepared by Vira Koshlata. You can watch her videos here.

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Kaliforniya’nın Bana Öğrettikleri

Başka bir ülkeye taşınmak ufkunuzu genişletmek için müthiş bir fırsat. Yeni alışkanlıklar edinmek ve yaşam tarzını zenginleştirmek, yeni tecrübeler yaşayıp, diğer halkların yaşantılarından bir şeyler öğrenmek paha biçilemez bir gelişim şansı. Kaliforniya yepyeni alışkanlıklar edinebileceğiniz kültürel açıdan zengin bir yer.

Bir yılda Kaliforniya’da edineceğiniz yeni alışkanlıklar ile hayatınızın nasıl değişebileceğini size anlatayım.

  1. Kaliforniyalılar spor konusunda aşmış durumda. Herkes lisede bir sporla ilgilenmiş olduğu gibi, hayat koşturmacası içinde bile spor yapmaya vakit ayırıyorlar. Parklar ve yürüyüş güzergahları sabahtan akşama kadar insanlarla dolu. Yürüyüş yapanlar, koşanlar, bisiklete binenler veya kayak ile dolaşmayı seçenler. Spor salonları da ağzına kadar dolu ama böyle yerlere para harcamaya hiç gerek yok. Yarım saatlik yürüyüş ile vücudunuzu dinç tutabilir, kalp hastalıklarından şekerden veya Alzheimer’den korunabilirsiniz. Fiziksel avantajlarının yanı sıra spor sizi zihinsel anlamda da daha iyi bir şekle sokuyor. Kötü düşüncelerden arınmak için yeni alışkanlıklara kucak açın ve bir şampiyon olun.
  2. Kaliforniyalılar öğrenmeye ve kendini geliştirmeye devamlı açıklar. Yaşları ne olursa olsun yeni bir şeyler öğrenmek, yetenekler edinmek için durmadan çalışıyorlar. Kütüphaneler ağzına kadar dolu ve her türlü kitaba kolayca ulaşım sağlanıyor. Bunun yanı sıra hayran olduğum bir uygulama olan @meetup ile insanlar grup oluşturup buluşarak kitap tartışmaları, yabancı dil pratikleri, kısa film çekimleri ve bunun gibi bir çok aktiviteye ücretsiz ulaşıyor. İtalyanca ve İspanyolca buluşmalarına katılarak bu dilleri ilerlettiğimi rahatça söyleyebilirim. Ayrıca pek çok web sites üzerinden ücretsiz kurslara da katılıyorlar. Coursera.org veya futurelearn.com gibi siteler sıkça kullanılıyor. Ama bunca seçenek olmasından daha da önemlisi insanlar tembellik yapmıyor ve öğrenme faaliyetlerini alışkanlık haline getiriyor.
  3. Kaliforniyalılar doğayı seviyor ve ona saygı duyuyor. Birçok Avrupa ülkesini ziyaret etmiş olmama rağmen doğayla iç içe yaşamayı böylesine seven başka bir toplum görmedim. Kamp yapmayı, geceleri çadırlarda geçirmeyi, doğa yürüyüşlerine, dağ tırmanışlarına, kayak, kano ve sörfe inanılma ilgililer. Burada kampçılığa ve doğaya gönül vermiş çok sevdiğim iki Türk arkadaşımın adını anmadan geçmek istemiyorum. @nihanimer ve @ercan.imer için burada sayısız kamp yeri seçeneği mevcut.
  4. İyimser olmak, Kaliforniyalılar’ın gerçekten iyi olduğu başka bir konu. Her durumda, kendilerini mutlu edecek bir yan bulmaya çalışmaları hayranlık verici. İyimserlik insanın karakterine işleyen bir zihin durumu, bir seçim. Ben de bazen her şey dağılıyormuş gibi olduğunda en sevdiğim kitaplardan birinde geçen alıntıyı aklıma getirmeye çalışırım. “İnsandan bir şey hariç her şeyi söküp alabilirsiniz: insanın elinde kalan tek özgürlük herhangi bir şeye karşı göstereceği tutumdur, kendisine seçeceği yoldur.” –Viktor E Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning –
  5. Kaliforniyalılar gönüllülük programlarına katılmayı da alışkanlık haline getirmişler. Topluluğun parçası olmalarını onun gelişimine sundukları katkıyla pekiştiriyorlar. Vakitlerini gönüllülük esaslı işlerde geçirmeye istekliler. Kütüphanelerden parklara kadar destek olabilecekleri her şeyi yapmaya çalışıyorlar. Hayat kalitemizi iyileştirmek için hükümetlerin eline bakmaktansa değişimi kendimizin başlatması gerektiğini bize hatırlatıyorlar. Etrafımızdaki çevreye ve insanlara yardım ederek başlayan hareket tüm toplumu ve ülkeyi değiştirebilir.

Benim gördüğüm Kaliforniya bu şekilde ve daha bir çok şey yazılabilir bu eyalet hakkında. İyi veya kötü neye odaklanırsanız onu görebilirsiniz burada.

Man’s Search for Meaning, Gift Edition

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Maintaining Mental Health in the Time of Social Media Distractions

The more I think about the time we are living the crazier İt feels. I am a bridge who connects the generation of black and white televisions with several channels ( I clearly remember one my greatgrandmother had)  and at the same time I am the one who is holding iphone with the applications which allow  me showing my mom the place which is thousands of kilometers away from her.  We are living in the age of immense possibilities where the technologies dominate our life more and more. Such an advance of technology  has provoked the ability to multifunction,  when at the same time we can answer the phone,  check an email,  listen to the music and probably trying to do some other things. Lots of us would claim that being multifunctional is great and it allows to finish lots of work. To the surprise of those defenders, the results of scientists show that dealing with many tasks at the same time create much stress and the results of the work can have a lower quality. (Remember how it feels using a phone while driving)  Daily our brain performs endless functions, generates thousands of thoughts and process information which is pouring from all the corners.  Can you imagine what can happen to our mental health if we continue exploiting our brain like that? As we train our body there is a practice for training our brain, which is gaining popularity more and more and is called Mindfulness. So let’s decipher this term together. Mindfulness is the quality of awareness that comes from paying attention to yourself, others and the world around you in a certain way. Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks of it as the awareness that arises from paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally.  Lovingkindness, savouring, gratitude, self-appreciation are four pillars of mindfulness. The pillars which can enrich your life, help slow down in the hectic rhythm of big cities, develop gratefulness and self-appreciation and hopefully find the balance.

So why did I need it and what benefit it brought me one year ago? A year ago I was like an hamster in the wheel – many hours at work, always in a  hurry, losing my things, having one thousand and one thought running through my head, attacks of anxiety, annoyance  were a part of me and  made my life difficult to enjoy. So luckily, I came across the course of mindfulness which I started to incorporate into my daily life and could see the changes almost immediately. The important thing that it is not only a practice for adults but also some help for children. The experiments showed that after several weeks of mindfulness   the classes with the behavioral problems experienced improvements in their way of behaving and as the result the academic success was getting higher.

So let’s  see an example the way mindfulness works  in a real life:  1. So  I am writing this article and while I am typing it my mind can busy with several more thoughts like what is going on instagram and facebook because I might be missing something important. The thing of multifunnctionality and this is what mindfulness disagrees with. So I am teaching myself staying focused on one thing at one time, paying attention which will help to work more efficiently and achieve better results. 2. While writing this I might deal with self criticism that I am bad at writing and why am I am writing it and this when the concept  of self appreciation must be applied like – I might make mistakes while writing  but this is the way I am learning. 3 At the same point gratefulness might be applied- I am grateful for having opportunities sitting in my comfortable room feeling healthy writing and sharing my writing with people.  4. When my focus gets switched and my thoughts wander around there a mindful breathing exercise which can help to gain your focus back. In a nutshell mindfulness is the way of learning being in the moment, enjoying it, savoring and being grateful for it.  This is the practice which won’t be built overnight, it will take some time and efforts in order to incorporate mindfulness in your daily life but the reward,   less stressful more peaceful life, is worth it.

Some interesting materials can be found here.

Mındfulschools

(The documentary which shows the way mindfulness was incorporated in one of the school where behavioral problems prevailed and the way the students could help themselves and improve their academic success and relationships between each other.)

Futurelearn  offers two free online courses with detailed  guidance on mindfulness.

Some interesting Ted talks:

The book I used:

Mindfulness in Eight Weeks

Mındfulness Works (if you dont have a chance buying a book, recordings for practicing meditation can be found here.)

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Sosyal Medya Çılgınlığı Döneminde Zihin Sağlığını Korumak

Yaşadığımız zamanı düşündükçe insan aklını oynatmaya daha çok yaklaşıyor. Tek kanallı siyah beyaz televizyondan (büyük annemin sahip olduğu bir tanesini çok net hatırlıyorum) renkli televizyona geçiş dönemini hatırlarken aynı zamanda elimde tuttuğum iphone ve içindeki uygulamalarla yaşadığım yeri binlerce kilometre ötedeki anneme gösterebiliyorum. Sonsuz olanakları önümüze seren teknolojinin hayatımıza her geçen gün daha da egemen olduğu bir devirde yaşıyoruz. Eş zamanlı çalışma kabiliyetimizi üst düzeye çıkaran bir teknoloji safhasındayız, bir yandan telefonla konuşurken aynı anda elektronik postalarımızı kontrol edebilir, müzik dinleyebilir ve daha pek çok şey yapabiliriz. Birçoğumuz bu işlevselliğin büyük bir nimet olduğunu ve işlerimizi daha kısa sürede halletmemizi sağlandığını düşünüyor. Karşıt görüşlere rağmen araştırmacılar aynı anda birden fazla işle ilgilenmenin stresi arttırdığını ve elde edilen sonuçların kalitesini düşürdüğünü ortaya çıkaran sonuçlar paylaşıyor. En açık örneği olarak telefonla konuşurken araç kullanmayı düşünün. Günlük olarak beynimiz sonsuz işlem yapıyor, binlerce düşünce üretip her köşeden gelen ardı arkası kesilmeyen bilgileri hafızaya işliyor. Zihin sağlığımızın tüm bu hengame içinde ne hale geleceğini düşünebiliyor musunuz? Bedenimizi terbiye ettiğimiz gibi zihnimiz için de gittikçe yaygınlaşan bir yöntem var, Mindfulness. Gelin bu terimi birlikte yorumlayalım.

Mindfulness kendinize, diğerlerine ve etrafınızdaki Dünya’ya daha farklı açıyla baktığınız bir farkındalık durumu. Jon Kabat-Zinn, bunu yaşadığınız ana ve amaca yargılayıcı olmadan ihtimam gösterdiğiniz farkındalık olarak açıklıyor. Nezaket, keyif, minnet ve kendinizi takdir etmek mindfulness öğretisinin dört temel taşı. Bunları şiar edinerek hayatınızı renklendirebilir, içinde yaşadığınız büyük şehrin karmaşası içinde huzuru yakalayabilir, minnet ve takdir duygularınızı geliştirerek nihayetinde içsel dengeye ulaşabilirsiniz.

Peki neden buna ihtiyacımız var ve bir yıl öncesine göre hayatıma kattığı şey nedir? Bir yıl önce kendi çarkında koşturan bir hamster gibiydim. Uzun çalışma saatleri, devamlı telaş, aklımda bin bir düşünce, eşyalarımı kaybetme, endişe atakları ve sıkıntı hayatımın bir parçası haline gelmişti. Hayattan zevk almakta zorlanıyordum. Şansıma internet üzerinde Mindfulness derslerine denk geldim ve hemen hayatımda tatbik etmeye başladığım uygulamalarıyla yaşadığım değişikliği açıkça fark ettim. Bu sürecin önemi sadece yetişkinlere yönelik değil aynı zamanda çocuklara da yardımcı olacak uygulamalar ve zihin durumları içermesi. Belirli araştırmalar ve deneyler göstermiştir ki, öğrencilerde sınıf genelinde davranış problemlerinde azalma ve akademik anlamda gelişmeler görülmüştür.

Gerçek hayatta uygulamalarını bir örnekle açıklayalım. 1. Şu anda bu yazıyı yazarken aklımın bir köşesi İnstagram ve Facebook düşünmekle meşgul, acaba şu anda önemli bir şeyler kaçırıyor muyum? Eş zamanlı çalışma ve örneğini verdiğim durum Mindfulness felsefesinin karşı çıktığı şeyin ta kendisi. Böylece kendimi odağımı yitirmemek ve başka şeylerle dikkatimi dağıtmama konusunda telkin ediyorum ki, daha verimli ve sonuçlarından memnun olacağım bu çalışma ortaya çıkarabileyim. 2. Bu yazıyı kağıda dökerken kendi muhakememi yapıp, yazdığımı eleştirmek kolayca düşebileceğim zihin durumlarından biri. Bu durumlarda kendimle barışık olup yaptığım işi takdir ederek tüm hatalarımı öğrenme sürecinin bir parçası yapabilirim. Sonuçta kendimi geliştirmek için hatalarımı da görmem lazım. 3. Aynı zamanda minnet duygusu da işlemeye başlıyor, rahat odamda otururken bu yazıyı yazabilme fırsatını elde etmek ve insanlarla paylaşabileceğimi bilmek zihnimi daha da canlandırıyor. 4. Odağımı kaybettiğim ve düşüncelerimin dağılmaya başladığı anlarda nefes alma egzersizleriyle bu dağınıklığın üstesinden gelip işime geri dönebiliyorum.

Özetle Mindfulness bir öğrenme, anı yaşama, yaşanan andan zevk alma ve minnet duyma durumu. Uygulaması bir gecede öğrenilecek bir şey değil, uzun zaman ve emek isteyen bir süreç. Bunu günlük yaşamınıza uygulamayı öğrendiğinizde ise daha az stresli daha çok huzurlu bir hayata ulaşıyorsunuz.

Bazı ilgi çekici bilgilere aşağıdaki linkten ulaşabilirsiniz.

Mındfulschools

(Bu belgesel Mindfulness öğretisinin, davranış sorunu bulunan öğrencilerin bulunduğu bir okuldaki uygulamalarını ve nasıl bir gelişim gösterdiklerini işleyerek, süreç sonunda öğrencilerin kendilerine nasıl yardım ettiklerini gösteriyor.)

Futurelearn  Mindfulness ile ilgili, rehber tadında iki adet kursu ücretsiz sunuyor.

Bazı ilgi çekici Ted konuşmaları:

Kullandığım kitap:

Mindfulness in Eight Weeks

Mındfulness Works (kitabı alma şansınız yoksa, meditasyonun uygulanması konusundaki bazı kayıtlara buradan ulaşabilirsiniz.)

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Five Sourdough Journeys

Baking sourdough bread is one of the most fascinating activities during which flour, water and salt are transformed into the most delicious bread and instagram plays a role of a connector, which gives a chance to observe a daily journey of sourdough bakers all round the world. Read 5 short stories of 5 sourdough bakers from Ukraine, Turkey, Poland, Slovenia and Portugal. 

Katrya

Katrya @seldonenko (Ukraine)

How long have you been a sourdough baker and what lead you to become one?

  • I have been baking sourdough for 9 years. When I was young I wanted to learn English, become a vegetarian and bake bread and Easter sweet bread like my granny and like my mother’s  Polish friends Bronislava.

Are there many artisan bakeries in your country?

  • Unfortunately in Ukraine the traditition of sourdough bread has been forgotten. I dont know any real artisan bakeries in my region . There are possibly some in other regions

Can you name bakers who were your inspiration to start baking sourdough bread?

  • Oh yes, certainly I had an inspiration in the very beginning: it was Lyuda -LJ blogger from Toronto, her user’s name – marianna_aga. She is an absolutely stunning person.

What tips would you give to a person who has just started to bake sourdough bread?

  • It is difficult to advise something. I might give just one tip: never give up baking! Despite mistakes and failures you should continue following your dream. Make you baking hobby-your obsession. Be passionate  about bread all the time.

What is the most common mistake while baking sourdough bread and how can it be avoided?

  • It is impossible to avoid mistakes. There aren’t any teachers or clever books in the world which could protect you. On the contrary don’t afraid to make a mistake. Negative experience is good. You’ll know bad ways to find the best one.

Özlem

Özlem @tatliatolyem (Turkey)

How long have you been a sourdough baker and what lead you to become one?

  • I have been baking sourdough bread almost for two years. I call this interest as a real bread journey. I started this journey to eat real bread and to make people taste it.

Are there many artisan bakeries in your country?

  • I learned sourdough with my online researches. At the beginning I was using different recipes from the internet, then I met Cafe Fernando, after that I started to try different techniques.

Can you name bakers who were your inspiration to start baking sourdough bread?

  • There is no name which i am inspired especially but I am mainly into Rusian rye bread.

What tips would you give to a person who has just started to bake sourdough bread

  • Lots of research and attempts bring exerience. I suggest everyone listen to their dough. I would like to warn people that it becomes an obsession. 🙂

What is the most common mistake while baking sourdough bread and how can it be avoided?

  • Biggest mistake is under-kneaded dough. Beside  skipping cold leaven causes a lack of understanding  the taste variety.

Zosia

Zosia Barto @zosia_barto (Poland)

How long have you been a sourdough baker and what lead you to become one?

  • Around 7 years ago I baked the first bread in my life. It was a yeasted bread, I’ve baked it because I didn’t have any bread at home and I was hungry Couple days after my first loaf, I baked a sourdough bread and it was a total disaster Luckily for me, I didn’t give up and now I have my own micro bakery. Around two years ago I’ve turned my hobby into my work and I’m still in love with sourdough bread

Are there many artisan bakeries in your country?

  • There is a long tradition of making sourdough rye bread in Poland, several years ago there were lots of artisan bakeries. Not many have left, a majority of them closed because of industrial bakeries. People prefer to buy cheap bread made from frozen dough than paying a little bit more for good quality bread. In Cracov, where I live, we have maybe 6 artisan bakeries.

Can you name bakers who were your inspiration to start baking sourdough bread?

  • Jeffrey Hamelman, Chad Robertson, Monika Walecka

What tips would you give to a person who has just started to bake sourdough bread

  • Don’t give up. Every failure is a lesson. Also, I’d recommend reading some books about sourdough to understand the whole process, that makes everything easier. For example, Bread by Hamelman is a really good one to get the basics.

What is the most common mistake while baking sourdough bread and how can it be avoided?

  • I don’t know what mistakes are most common among other bakers, but when I started my sourdough adventure I made a lot of errors. I have no idea which was the most common, but I think that answer is simple: observe your dough and make notes – it really helps.

Anita

Anita Sumer @sourdough_mania (Slovenia)

How long have you been a sourdough baker and what lead you to become one?

  • I’ve been baking exclusively with sourdough for .5 years. My husband had a gall bladder removal and wasn’t able to eat normal yeasted bread. Then I started to search for other options to bake homemade bread and came across sourdough and later wild yeast. Before sourdough, I haven’t baked bread at home, so this was my first venture into the bread baking world.

Are there many artisan bakeries in your country?

  • There aren’t that many, mostly fast commercial ones that don’t pay too much detail to the ingredients they use. A lot of bakeries are owned by Albanian people that produce a low quality fluffy white bread. Many stores also have their own prebaked programme. But artisan bakeries are very rare. I know only about 2 in our capital, Ljubljana, namely Art bread and Osem.

Can you name bakers who were your inspiration to start baking sourdough bread?

  • As many sourdough bakers, I bought Tartine book from Chad Robertson J soon to realise it won’t work with our weak flour that doesn’t soak up as much water as the American ones do. So I was again on my own, though when I started my sourdough bread quest, I got a lot of help from a Slovenian blogger Natasa Djuric. We shared and helped each other a lot during my earlier stages. Have to admit I miss this cooperation.

What tips would you give to a person who has just started to bake sourdough bread

  • Don’t get terrified by the procedure J take your time and you’ll master it! If your starter is bubbly and active, it will leaven your dough as well. If possible, use organic flour and non-chlorinated water.

What is the most common mistake while baking sourdough bread and how can it be avoided?

  • To quit before you nail it; even if your first loaves turn bricks, don’t give up and keep on baking! My first ones were flat and hard to eat but I didn’t end my sourdough quest. Check online resources, Instagram baking community, blogs for help, tips&tricks, more ideas, and inspiration.

Andreia

Andreia @andreia.earth (Portugal)

How long have you been a sourdough baker and what lead you to become one?

  • A couple of years ago I was gifted a food science book that had a chapter about bread. Even though there was little information about sourdough, it captivated my attention. By that time, the starter culture I had was neglected and my bread baking skills were definitely not the best. I got back to commercial yeast till October 2016. I’ve been baking sourdough bread for 7 months now but to be clear, I only started to bake proper bread in January. I had bad experiences with overproofed breadThat taught me a lot. Looking back, I’m glad I went trough that frustration! You get important lessons through bad events. Portuguese bakeries used to have pretty good bread but quickly they twisted their working ethics and replaced good wheat flour for the cheapest low quality wheat, reduced their working crew, started to to bake frozen dough…it’s a shame, honestly. I was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel syndrome 7 years ago and this “modern bread” contributed for

    Abdominal pain, discomfort and unsuccessful disease management. Relevant scientific data bases have plenty of articles that confirm that sourdough bread helps to manage such diseases and improves vitamin and mineral bioavailability. Eating sourdough bread doesn’t cause me IBS crisis. Baking sourdough is a passion. It makes me feel extremely happy and soothes me. Microbiology will be forever a passion of mine. Keeping a starter makes me remember the good old days I spent in a lab.

    It’s a passion you feel and see trough people’s eyes. It’s hard to describe in words. I’ll keep baking and eating sourdough my whole life.

Are there many artisan bakeries in your country?

  • Honestly, I think artisan bakeries are scarce in my country. In a world ruled by economic and financial interests, honest business have hard times to strive. It’s cheaper for bakeries to use frozen bread dough, using more salt (to reduce the flour), have a smaller crew, etc.I believe most people forgot how amazing real bread tastes like! How great it is to hang out with a family and friends in the kitchen while the dough is in the oven, how amazing it feels to knead  the dough, smell the dough while it’s fermenting, feel the heat on your face while the bread is in the oven and you get delighted with the amazing transformation! I never found sourdough here and a lot of people don’t know it. Wish the bread business was more honest

Can you name bakers who were your inspiration to start baking sourdough bread?

  • Chad Robertson was the first sourdough baker I stumbled across online. There’s some inspiring, super creative and friendly sourdough bakers on Instagram. Diana (@fxmaman) helped me to bake consistent bakes and she pointed out what I was doing wrong. I have an eternal gratitude for all she has done to me. Anita Šumer (sourdough_mania) is a very creative and kind person. Her videos and tips definitely increased my knowledge. Katrin (@lillianday) is a passionate baker and Marguerite (@yuentien is also very talented. All these ladies were born with a natural talent for baking sourdough. They’re big inspirations and i always get a big smile on my face every time I see their bread.

What tips would you give to a person who has just started to bake sourdough bread

  • When I was completely inexperienced, I felt relieved with the amount of information on blogs, forums, etc. The lack of knowledge I had, made it difficult to understand the information provided by experienced bakers and so, I relied more on timings. Timings don’t matter, watching the dough is what really matters and is the key to success. Keeping a very happy starter is extremely important too. Get to know your culture and give it a lot of love. What I’m going to say is something personal

What is the most common mistake while baking sourdough bread and how can it be avoided?

  • Dear sourdough newbie, it’s normal to fail when you’re learning. Nobody is perfect and the fails can be frustrating but, that’s the only way to learn. Failing will give you knowledge you’ll remember and won’t fail again. Practice, have faith and find kind friends to help you in that process. Love what you bake no matter what and feel proud of yourself.
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