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The yeast of my problems…

 

If you’re the kind of people who eats on a daily basis (I really hope you do), you’ve probably had to go to the grocery store, or at least order food from one, sometime during the last month.

And you’ve probably noticed that the following items have been suddenly missing;

  1. Toilet paper: I figured we, human beings, uncounciously made sure to have a silly common memory to remember this pandemic by. (”Remember when we ran out of toilet paper, back in 2020??”)
  2. Hand sanitizer: Since the first measure we were asked to follow, was to wash our hands a thousand times a day, I get this one.
  3. Bleach, Lysol and the like: That’s fine too. We basically turned into germophobes overnight. No wonder the shelves got cleaned up so quickly!
  4. Pasta and rice: Easy to store food, and both things anyone can cook in so many different ways. Again, a no brainer.
  5. Yeast: ???

 

Seriously… Yeast?

I’d be really curious to know if this is just a Canadian thing, or if the whole world has turned into a dang bakery… I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised to seeΒ Jeanne practicing all kinds of bread baking, and I know thatΒ Marquessa dusted off her old bread-making machine, but honestly, who here makes at least one loaf per week?? Raise your hand please!

I agree that a lot of people cook more than they used to, but aside from making bread, or brewing their own beer in the basement, why would so many people fight for every ounce of yeast in the country?

I have been looking for a pot of it, or at least a couple of single use packets for weeks… I have asked friends and family to keep an open eye for me, promising great rewards to the savior that would find my precious yeast.

Without any success.

Until today! This morning I was checking out a Costco-like business that usually deals directly with restaurants. Since the whole industry is basically closed (except for take-outs), I thought I might get lucky.

And I did!

Within a few hours, I had 2 packages delivered to our apartment:

 

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O-M-G !!

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I calculated (because, yeah, I justΒ had to) and I should be able to bake some 113 loafs of bread with this pot of gold!

Needless to say, if anyone close to me needs some, I’ll gladly share.

The following song has absolutely nothing to do with yeast… It’s just that during my extended research to find some, I use to tell myself ”where have all the yeast pots gone??”, and it reminded me of Paula Cole’s 1996 success…

Enjoy!!

 

30 thoughts on “The yeast of my problems…

    1. Thank you, Amanda πŸ™‚ I never baked bread before the pandemic, but with all the time on my hands now, it was one of the goals I set for myself… Surprisingly, I am much better than I would have expected, and ChΓ©ri enjoys his fresh bread every morning for breakfast! We have to find the silver linings, no matter how small they seem πŸ˜‰

      I hope you’re still doing great! *big hugs*

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      1. Each corner of the world has both safe and dangerous spots I suppose. Blogging is such a good way to let all know we are coping and how we cope. Hugs right back to you, dear friend.

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  1. Hey C! I don’t think that it is just here in Montreal. My relatives in England are having the same issue. πŸ™‚ Yeah, I scored one bottle for the machine and one regular but that’s it! I think I know the store you are talking about (it starts with “M”) but the location opening near my house was SUPPOSED to open in the spring 2020 but…Thanks for the hint!

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    1. Hello Marquessa πŸ™‚ Yup, I think we’re talking about the same store!! Too bad the timing was bad for you, that sucks… If you run out, drop me an email! I don’t go out at all, but I know a company that could pick some of my yeast and drop it at your place within a couple of hours πŸ™‚ I’d be glad to help!

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      1. You’re so sweet! I’m limiting my bread making to once a week now (too many requests for fresh bread and I have to “ration” what I have). I’m looking forward to the “M” opening, whenever that will be now at Mail Champlain.

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      2. Well, if you want to please people with good bread, my offer stands! I have enough to make about 225 loafs, and I only make about one or two per week… So it’d be a pleasure to contribute to put a smile on faces πŸ™‚

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    1. Awwww Biiiifff!! You witty big Bro πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love your comment, and thank you so much for the kind words!

      Has your better half turned into a bread maker too? If so, I hope it’s not as hard to find precious yeast in Texas as it is here…

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      1. Not a lot of breadmaking going on around here. There was a brief dalliance with it a long time ago when bread machines became all the rage. However, I found it hard to enjoy a $20 loaf of homemade bread, when I could buy the same thing at the store for a dollar. On the plus side, there was something very magical about coming home after work and smelling a fresh loaf of bread baking! So maybe I’ll give it another shot one of these days.

        I’m not sure what the yeast situation is like down here. I’m not even sure where to find yeast. Perhaps I’ll look for it next time I go to the store.

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    1. Hehehehe Yes, I’ve got a lot, and I’m willing to share it, but I am not too comfortable with going to the post office to mail it just yet, LOL As soon as it is safe, I’ll send you a little bag, if you still need it πŸ™‚ xx

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  2. I too went to buy yeast on line and saw that there was none. And on line at Amazon the price is crazy, like everything else. I get deliveries from a restaurant supply company that is doing home deliveries in NY and they had, at a very reasonable $4.95 for a one pound bag. I ordered three. They only delivered one yesterday with my delivery. I guess more people made bread at home than I thought.

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    1. LOL I guess we’re all in the same boat… I don’t think there are that many people actually making bread… Just people that decided they should be prepared to make their own loafs if something bad(der) happened. I’m glad you got a bag, we should make a homemade bread picture battle, what do you say? πŸ˜‰

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