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Monday, January 01, 2007


The new year is off to a gray and rainy start. I'm not complaining, just commenting.

And cooking.

H has requested another batch of almond crescents - and they are very easy to do, so why not? They are waiting to be iced. A loaf of the famous no-knead bread (I do dislike that name, since I think the "no-knead" part is the least of it) is in the works. I'm making a vat of potato-leek soup. What could be simpler?

Beside me I have a cup of jasmine tea, with a little honey. I must have a dozen kinds of tea in the cupboard, but my two favorites - as well as being among the cheapest and easiest to find (local Asian market) - are Jasmine and Gunpowder. So why do I bother with the rest?


Easier said than done, but it's a good mantra for 2007 - and a happy one to all.


Blogger nina said...

To you as well!

As you probably know, it's a gray, warm day out here as well. Midwest winters -- will they ever have snow again?

After you're done baking and cooking for all, don't forget to engage in the art of putting your feet up. Jasmine tea, drunk standing up is not allowed.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Ibby said...

Happy New Year! Wish I were there to partake in the coziness. Sorry to boast, but it is another bright sunny day here in LA - am heading out for a hike in the Santa Monica hills soon. Sixty-five, have you started planning your trip out here yet??

2:06 PM  
Blogger AlexanderTheGreat said...

Happy new year to the Ibster too!

Definitely good advice (Simplify.)

As much as technology is supposed to makes things easier, sometimes I wonder.

8:10 PM  

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