I felt a bit rushed while in the store, as I was rushing from one appointment to yet another, and talked myself out of the Tartine book in favor of the one above. Only did I realize once I got home, that the book might be more suited for someone more experienced with sourdough (and using a varieties of flours), as well as someone a bit more "hipster" than I am. I thumbed through all the recipes, and the first ones I made were:
(sorry, no photo:))
All three of those recipes turned out very well, so I progressed to an actual LOAF of bread, settling on the Spelt Oat Levain (the results are pictured below):
I wish I snapped a photo of the crumb/interior, as it was truly fluffy and lovely. The recipe makes two loaves, so I kept the one on the left (as it fits the container for the fridge) and gave the second loaf to my physical therapist, who was appreciative.
Then there's a baguette saga, which warrants its own post!