Everyone should have a bathroom fan like this!

Cranberry Celebration Bread

Cranberry Celebration Bread (Photo credit: Back to the Cutting Board)

My upstairs neighbor just told me that when we go out for more than a couple of hours, he and his family can hear our dog baying…lamenting our absence he supposes. This surprised me as much as the news that when I cook, he can smell my dinner through his newly installed bathroom fan. I informed him, it’s a good thing that I am a great cook and that perhaps he will be spending lots more time in the bath. He then asked for the salmon and and the spicy pork recipes.

I read an article a couple of months ago about a study done comparing altruistic tendencies when people can smell baking bread and when they cannot. It was no surprise to me that people were tackling one another to be nice when they could smell bread baking. I for one can accomplish herculean tasks if I am in encircled with that heavenly aroma. After the discussion with my neighbor, I think I should bake a loaf of steaming crusty bread and see if he comes down to help me clean the refrigerator.

Like my dog missing me, I can feel my dust covered novel-in-progress baying at me to please come home, please pay attention! I have found distraction over holidays, news articles to write, and extra long dog walks. But now it’s time to take advantage of the 20 degree temps and get cracking. If only my novel could learn to bake bread…



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5 Responses to Everyone should have a bathroom fan like this!

  1. Linda says:

    Dana bakes bread about every other week… You could set up shop here on those days 🙂

  2. Mary-Jane Wright says:

    One of your best! I should start baking bread again. Just don’t want to eat it! Will ship it to fourth floor where the skinny folks live.

  3. Lis says:

    I have never baked any bread except banana bread from the box!!! Ha Ha..Does that count, it smelled yummy! One time a two little kids came to the door and as soon as I opened it the chubby little fella..”Man, you’re house smells good,” then his sister yelled at him! I said it’s Crockpot Stew! My kitchen is in back of house and he smelled it when I opened door! Keep on cooking Chica! 🙂

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