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;
- 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??”)
- 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.
- Bleach, Lysol and the like: That’s fine too. We basically turned into germophobes overnight. No wonder the shelves got cleaned up so quickly!
- Pasta and rice: Easy to store food, and both things anyone can cook in so many different ways. Again, a no brainer.
- 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 see Jeanne practicing all kinds of bread baking, and I know that 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:
I calculated (because, yeah, I just 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…