Things I'm looking forward to this Sunday:
- stirring up a cake. It is Stir-up Sunday after all. I'm not religious but I like food traditions, even from other countries. So I'm making a marzipan fruit cake largely inspired by Nigella's, but with a few adaptations. I used to hate marzipan, but I have found some without any artificial flavouring and it's quite OK in baking. Adds a new dimension to cakes.
-new plants on the balcony. I am very bad at green things, but W likes to potter about the balcony and yesterday we were at Ikea and he bought a few things to brighten up our winter. He was uprooting old wizened up summer flowers and found some acorns buried in the pot. I said they probably fell in there from the oaks in our street. He insisted they were buried in the middle of the soil and that a squirrel must have stored them in there. I love that!
-reading. I haven't read enough these past months. All I've been interested in were non-fiction books, but fell asleep every night after a few lines of Flow. I have decided to waste less time online and spend more time reading good fiction again. Chose to turn to a favourite writer's prose : David Lodge's Deaf Sentence.
Happy Sunday to you!