About Me

Welcome to Leavenly!

Picture of me holding freshly baked muffins

Hi, I’m Heather – mom, wife, Canadian, and sourdough lover.

I started my own personal sourdough journey three years ago while living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the land of authentic sourdough. I never knew why exactly it was unique, I just knew it was delicious.

However, once I heard about natural leavening, I had to know more.

How could just three ingredients be responsible for such flavor?

How does it rise without yeast?

Why is the taste and texture so incredibly different than store bought bread?

And finally…

How can I make it myself?


Three years later…

I now live in the Denver area with my husband, two young kids, and two dogs.

After a couple successful bakes back in California, I was intimidated by the altitude and didn’t attempt another sourdough for years.

When I finally worked up the courage, I noticed my dough looked and felt different, and the final loaves were more dense than previous.

I took a workshop at a local bakery, and that changed everything. I now understand what it means to bake at altitude, what adjustments are necessary, and what not to do.

My last few bakes were hugely successful, I’ve achieved a higher level of comfort with the process, and I’m so excited to share this with you.


Why Blog?

Photo of me and my beautiful family

The idea is to journal my baking results, including what I did, what I changed, what I screwed up, and how it came out.

Basically, I am taking notes that you can learn from.

That said, I will also be sharing other experiences, including cooking, other baking, and life in general – but we will always come back to the basics of sourdough.

Please enjoy, and contact me with ideas for posts or – even better – your own personal experience.

A tiny community of sourdough home-baker mamas – what could be better?

Yours in culture,

Heather


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