and the living is not always easy. I have been everywhere but by the oven,
The culmination of personal tragedies and more than a few disappointments, not to mention an earthquake and a hurricane all in one week (thankfully mild in my part of the world), have left me, well, sleepy in brain, body, and heart. Thankfully, I am slowly waking up. Cooler weather is coming as is my favorite time of year: Fall and Winter. I'm looking forward to resuming my love with the oven.
I miss my mixer, Stella. I miss unsalted butter, sugar, and flour. I miss cake.
I do not miss dishes.
Here's a few things that I have been doing to pass the time (with pictures!):
"There is something beautiful about the baking process. The way flour feels in your hands or the sound of eggs cracking on the edge of a bowl. Baking is a gathering of interesting materials, a mixed medium art piece of sorts, that ends in a cake instead of a canvas."