• Shannon

A Sourdough Boot Camp

Updated: Apr 8, 2018

Who has ever heard of such a thing. Certainly, not me, and honestly, when I hear the term "boot camp," I often get a little scared. It makes me think of sweat, pain and tears. However, when I have actually been in a "boot camp," I also am reminded of the results; commitment, community, stretching my abilities and in the end ... feeling very proud of myself.

With the launch of our Online Sourdough Series, I was unsure of how our students would respond. Do they need the hands-on instruction of the in-house class, will I be able to really teach them how to make sourdough at home, will anyone care to do it, will it fail, is it a waste of time? It is amazing the stories we tell ourselves when we make things "all about me".

My husband, Scott is great a reminding me WHY I am doing what I am doing. He said, "honey, this course isn't about you, it is about your students. They need to know about sourdough and they need someone to teach the. The whole point is to help your students make sourdough at home. It is about giving them the tools they need to feed their families healthy bread." Boy, I don't always like to admit that I am married to one smart cookie, but in these moments, I am very grateful (and humbled).


In one word, GREAT. It is going so well, better than I could have imagined. Sourdough Boot Camp is what I am now calling it, as it is intense. I mean, you can work at your own pace, but those who bake along with the class week by week are learning so much. Their skills are increasing exponentially and I am stunned at how much they are learning in such a short period. The sheer amount of bread my students are making, the variety, the challenges, the options .... oh my!

My students are literally "killing it" in sourdough. I have been so inspired by their success. They have pushed me to be better, they have encouraged each other to be better and in the end, they are feeding their families healthy bread that is low in gluten, pre-digested due to fermentation, amazing in flavour and so satisfying to make. It really is a proud moment when you watch your students enjoying bread again. With no guilt or fear that it is bad for you.

If you want to know more about the health benefits of sourdough, read here.

Here’s how to join us:

  1. Go back to the Calendar.

  2. Review the online sourdough series.

  3. Register now.

  4. Wait for your login information and get started.

  5. We can also set you up with a sourdough starter, a starter kit and answer any questions.

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