Saturdays are reserved for cleaning, in our home. Meaning we stuff our ears with audio materials of our choice and do the work, each their own. I tend to listen to French translations of good books and I absolutely adore these moments. In the afternoon, we stop laboriously ignoring each other and prepare some food instead.
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- So, should I make a chocolate cake, a fruit cake or a nut cake?
- Yes what?
- All of them.
(In the end it turned out sometimes more is definitely more. Like: a dates-butter-cocoa-cranberries-tahini with pekmez-coconut-wholemeal cake. With perfect taste. *sigh indeed*)
It has always been important to me to live in an area where a walk is always possible. To have an enchanting forest so near is simply wonderful.
Last week, I took two days off: Been studying for my criminal law exam these days and of course loving it, even though I spend much time reading about murder and slaughter.
Might be the right time to learn about this shit. (<- black humor).
My first reaction to Michael Pollan’s Cooked was “BLEURGHHHH”!!!!?!!!!
Why on earth did I keep on reading the book even though the first part is all about roasting pigs, I don’t know. I still remember how much I hated the pictures this chapter invokes.
But then … my suffering paid off.
First, I induced some of our favorite veggies to ferment and while waiting for the results, I bought and used a grain mill.
I don’t understand why I hadn’t done it much earlier … the bread is delicious and it certainly makes fun to mill one’s wheat (or rye or …).
I guess admitting I am a Schwarzwald junkie simply makes me an average middle-aged person (Wow, she likes the Black Forest, what a surprise).
(Now, admitting to myself people from the Black Forest probably care less about me than I am currently aware of is a part of my real life checking routine. As long as I work, earn and retain my health, I get to admire the landscape. So I will. Happily.)
I must admit I don’t find the fact that we occasionally organize our own parties, just for the two of us, strange in any way. After all, it is nice to have a relaxed talk or a relaxing silence with someone you know while eating well, drinking merrily and wearing party clothes noone will comment upon because they get worn only for this purpose. Like really high heels: Continue reading