Bakers prepare for Real Bread Week 2021

first_imgHen Corner – the ‘urban smallholding’ and micro bakery is offering online classes such as How To Make Bread (22 February) and Micro Bakery (26 February). For every bakery order and class booking in the week, founder Sara Ward will bake an extra loaf for food bank Hounslow Community FoodBoxMa Baker – for every loaf bought, owner Liz Wilson will bake loaves for Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank on 26 FebruaryScotland The Bread – people are invited to buy Solidarity Bags of heritage wheat flour, which will be sent to bakeries and community organisations for locals to bake withToast Ale x Hobbs House Bakery – to mark Real Bread Week, the brewery has collaborated with Hobbs House Bakery to launch Wheat Beer on 25 February. Brewed using surplus organic loaves, it will be the first beer to carry the Real Bread Loaf mark. It is also part of Toast Ale’s Rise Up campaign with fellow B corporationsVirtuous Bread – the social enterprise is hosting a free Zoom bake along on 21 and 28 February.Those involved are encouraged to interact on social media using the hashtag #RealBreadWeek.“We’re working towards a future in which everyone has the chance to choose Real Bread, whether skilfully crafted by a local baker or lovingly made at home,” said Real Bread Campaign co-ordinator Chris Young.People can choose from over 1,000 bakeries on the Real Bread Map via the Sustain website and are encouraged to share #WeAreRealBread selfies on social media. Last year saw more than 2,000 posts from at least 37 countries, it added. Source: Getty ImagesBakers across the globe are gearing up to showcase additive-free loaves as Real Bread Week, organised by the Real Bread Campaign, kicks off. Running from 20 to 28 February, the 2021 celebration comes after a surge in making and buying bread, as well as micro-bakery start-ups.Covid-19 meant that bonds between bakers and their neighbours were strengthened, and independent bakeries were reinforced as the hearts of local communities, the campaign said.Bakeries, schools and mills are among those taking part. Here are some highlights:last_img read more

Dina Hegab shows promise at fifth and sixth singles

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s hard to miss Dina Hegab winning a point. The Syracuse sophomore accompanies every win in singles play with loud screams of “Point!” or “Mine!” and a fist pump. Hegab’s volume has not changed throughout the season but her frequency has.Hegab began the season struggling as high as the third singles spot, but lately has settled in at either fifth or sixth singles. Her play has stabilized through better mechanics in her knees and improved control of her high-strung emotions. In her last 13 matches, played exclusively at the latter spots, Hegab has compiled a record of 7-6 for Syracuse (7-12, 4-8 Atlantic Coast).It’s a marked improvement for the Giza, Egypt, native, who started the season 2-4 in singles, the same record the Orange had as a team. Since, she has found consistency against lower-in-the-lineup opponents.“It definitely affects (me) when (I) don’t play good or lose a match,” Hegab said. “But we try to have a short memory and just get over it and start working again.”SU head coach Younes Limam and Hegab emphasized the bulk of her improvement has come from decreasing her unforced errors. Hegab attributed the decline in errors to moving well and bending her knees more.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the season, Hegab said she had a tendency to remain upright when hitting returns. She didn’t fully involve her whole body and compensated for not getting low enough by overextending her right arm.Even without knowing the flaw in her mechanics, something was evidently wrong. When shots flew into the net or hooked wide, her shoulders dropped or she exasperatedly stared into the distance. In between games on the bench, she put her head in her hands.To eliminate emotional distractions while she struggled, Hegab concentrated on her approach to each individual point.“My routine, my breathing, everything,” Hegab said. “It’s very important how to prepare ourselves for the next point.”Hegab also focused specifically on improving her knees at individual portions of practice. Now, when she prepares to take a shot, Hegab bends her body fully down towards the ball. She’s found an improvement in her accuracy, and she now has positive plays to react to.“A lot of it is making a lot of (returns) and making her opponent earn the shots,” Limam said. “That’s when she plays her best. We call it controlled aggression, not going for every single shot but waiting for the right shot before you pull the trigger.”Ideally, Limam wants Hegab to stay as emotional as she is, but emphasized she needs to avoid using too much energy after every point.“The balance (of emotions) is important,” Hegab said. “Sometimes you get so tense, so of course the balance is important.”Hegab and her teammates would relish an opportunity at another NCAA Tournament run following last year’s program-first appearance in the Round of 32. Collecting wins at fifth or sixth singles with Hegab can only help SU’s cause, and earning those starts with Hegab’s mechanical and emotional improvements.Hegab’s favorite shot to hit is her “forehand inside-in.” A ball coming towards her backhand side, she gets her feet around it and pulls a forehand down the left sideline. If Hegab hits it down the line past her opponent, you’ll definitely hear her. And, lately, she’s been heard a lot. Comments Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more