Here are five things that caught my attention lately:
1.this empty space
because it’s filled with possibility.
finding beauty in the everyday
The dry spell broke and, very last minute, we found ourselves inspired to invite friends for dinner.
Here was my opportunity to use the lemon curd my friend and neighbour recently gave me, made with lemons grown in her yard in the south of France.
I decided to make lemon curd tartlets and, in a moment of thinking outside the box, to make the shells with cookie dough instead of pastry. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
I marvel at how the author of a blog I regularly read writes about her life.
She reveals everything; she writes about being sexually and physically abused as a child, being at ground zero when the trade towers fell, about trouble in her marriage, sex, abortion, and running out of money. She reveals all these things, she explains, because her childhood was ruined by secrets. Now she is more afraid of keeping things secret than she is of letting people know her troubles. Continue reading
I don’t tend to visit the past unless something jogs my memory. When I bit into one of these raw caramel squares a vivid memory appeared:
Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important. – Carl Jung
Discovering a concept that describes an emotion your culture has no word for can help you make better sense of yourself and more able to cope with life’s stresses.
This happened to me several years ago when I learned about wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi (wobby-sobby) expresses things I’ve long felt but had no words for.
If I were to compose a list of favourite recipes this would be my pick for best and most satisfying gluten-free pancake. Even if avoiding gluten is not essential for you or your family, it’s simply a great pancake recipe. It results in pancakes that are light, tender, and delicious.