December 19, 2014

{this moment}

A Friday ritual.
A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
Inspired by SouleMama. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

December 18, 2014

bamboo :: spoons

it was a long made plan of mine, to go to the gewerbemuseum in the city to see the exhibit "magie des einfachen". and so i went this afternoon, all on my own. it's not a big exhibit, but it is super special. seeing the many bamboo spoons made by one man. alvare abreu is carving one spoon a day, and has done so for many years now. standing there, taking in all the spoons, it's not just a wonderful sight, but it's almost as i was cutting and sanding and smoothing the bamboo, seeing before me. the exhibit is wonderfully curated and watching alvare abreu at work even just in this movie, made me wanting to carve too...

December 17, 2014

lemon :: hearts

in my kitchen there is a lot going on, and there is time to quickly squeeze in some cookie baking. yesterday was the dough making and cutting on the list. before i left the house this morning, i quickly baked the batch of lemon hearts and after my lunch guest left, i glazed the hearts. this is the second time cookies are being "crafted" like this for the past couple days. and for one reason or the other, i kind of like it. as i decided i will not be stressed by baking, but love it and just do it if i feel like baking.

so this really makes me happy and they taste lovely.
it's a very simple recipe, ground hazelnuts, fine sugar, lemon zest and egg whites. so this was quick to whip up and the glazing today was done in a breeze too. i'm sure they will not last long, but a box full will be put aside for dessert at christmas eve.