Anniversary month

May 20, 2020 :: 20 year wedding anniversary! Love all the 20s in here!

I baked a cake to celebrate this special date.

And I used the china from my mother’s weeding, 68 years ago, to serve the cake and the tea. It was the first time I used her china since I inherited it 10 years ago. The symbol for 20th year anniversary is china!

I dressed my wedding dress after all these years for the first time. I couldn’t zip it up, but it was lovely to feel the softness of it on my body for few minutes, and to immerse myself in all the memories and feelings it brought back to me.

Have a great Sunday!

Nurt Thurs – Baking

Chocolate cherry cake

If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love.

A love that gets passed from generation to generation.

Regina Brett

I’ve been baking a lot these days, so much that my older son asked me to stop baking or we will be too fat to go outside when the stay home ends 🙂
I enjoy baking and trying new recipes, love the smell in the kitchen when I’m baking. My mom used to bake a cake every Saturday afternoon when I was a kid. I remember that my brother had already moved out, but on Saturdays evening he would stop by to have a piece of cake. I guess I got the baking gene from her!

Bread and pizza dough are my weakness in the kitchen, I can’t bake them. I’ve tried many recipes but they don’t work. I’d love to have fresh bread from the oven these days and I tried one recipe I got online this week, but the dough didn’t rise! I want something simple, nothing fancy, only a piece of bread to spread some butter on it and enjoy with a cup of coffee. Please, share with me if have a simple one.

Softness that melts in the mouth

 I got the recipe for this delicious chocolate cherry cake from IG @silviacollocaofficial, it’s super easy to make, and interesting that instead of butter and milk we use olive oil and yogurt!

It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients:

That’s the art of baking.

Peter Reinhart

Sharing with Nurturing Thursday.

fall is in the air

kids are back to school and after 8 months i’m back to my job! i’m starting slowly, part-time for now, it’s incredible that after all these months i still need more time for recovering.

Well, i don’t have words to say how much i’m grateful and blessed to be on my feet and going back to the routine; sitting at my desk, talking with my co-works and students, walking around campus during lunch time, spotting all beauty around me.

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i made this apple-orange-oatmeal loaf, as a treat, for my kids for the first day of school. my little one is starting high school and the older one is starting the university. both are excited at the start of a new path on their journey.

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my garden is each day prettier. the weather is cooling down, so the flowers and vegetables are blooming.

the days are getting short and short, early morning is still dark. it’s time to start turning my attention to the beauty and light indoors. autumn is a wonderful time to slow down and reflect on what matter most for us.

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Hope you have a lovely sunday and spot few beauties on your way.

hugs,

E.