There’s a little glimpse of sunshine peeking through the windows and it tricked us into thinking it’s warmer than it is and forgetting that it’s only about 10C outside.
We popped outside to give the chickens our food scraps and quickly ran back in to get warm. On the plus side, one of them had just laid and the egg was toasty warm.
Whenever I smell cinnamon it reminds me of the rice pudding mum used to make for us when we were little.
It was one of those things that took no time to make and yet filled our tummies with so much sweetness and comfort.
As winter approaches and the mornings and nights get chillier I am transported back to the sweet smelling rice pudding bubbling away on the stovetop. Sweet, warm and creamy with a sprinkling of extra cinnamon on top.
It’s that time of year again when the hot cross bun recipe emerges and the kitchen smells of dough and spices.
It’s a lengthy process with the rising and double rising but I promise it’s worth it.
As broad bean season nears its end we are taking full advantage of the last few in the garden and making the most of the warmer weather.
The thing I love most about this recipe is that there is always someone to help with shelling the broad beans.
The New Year has well and truly begun and I am welcoming 2014 with open arms and hoping that this year brings back the inspiration needed to come back here and stay for a while.
During my break from here, I became comfortable in the instagram community because I love the daily pics, the creativity, the beautiful inspiring community and of course the conversations. I love that you can post
a pic and get people talking. I love that I don’t have to post a pic but I can still pop in whenever I want to and have a conversation with someone. I love that I don’t feel like I HAVE to, but that I WANT to. I love the support. I love that sometimes we all share the same problems. I love that we can help each other with our queries. I love that there will always be someone awake at some strange hour to click a “heart” on your photo.
But you know what, I miss it here, I have been missing it for a while. Truth is, once you are gone for some time it’s so much harder to get back.
A friend recently told me that she returned to blogging because “…I want to say more!” and it’s true, sometimes you just need to say a bit more.
So Cath, this post, and recipe are especially for you.