One of the simple pleasures in life for me is freshly baked bread. For a small coastal town we are very fortunate because we have two excellent bakeries and our little supermarket carries a range of artisan bread that is delivered daily. They are big chunky, crusty loaves - that are a meal in themselves. I love the sourdough thickly sliced with lashings of butter and a bowl of homemade soup. Every so often I even get motivated enough to bake a loaf of my own and we eat it warm straight from the oven!