I have to admit, I get really stumped and slightly stressed when I have to make food for other people. Last week, we were going to a BBQ and other than knowing I wanted to make something sweet (I love sharing my sweet creations with other people so that the two of us don’t have to eat a whole cake, tray of cookies or tons of cupcakes in their entirety) I wasn’t sure what to pull together. I decided to go through the archives of some of my favourite blogs and landed on a blueberry and lemon cake from Green Kitchen Stories. Not only did it look delicious but I had tons of blueberries and lemon sitting around, so it was pretty much a perfect treat.
Apples and hydrants and cheeks kissed with cold
A fire is flashing, a paint stroke is bold
Red is the booth from which you can phone
Red is iconic, red is alone
A cloudless sky at noon, a cloudless sky at night
The deep, deepest sea. Ink, spilled when you write
Blue is fresh, blue is cold
Time ticks by, as blue grows old
And then blue swirled with red and a new world was here
Of magic and starfish and a dream of a seer
A birth of a colour, of berries that stain
And we call it purple.
Even so, nothing rhymes with purple.
Making crepes is scary. It was one of those moments where you pour the batter into the pan and it looks impossibly thin. How will this ever flip over without ripping to a million pieces? How can this possibly cook evenly? Become golden brown in such a short time? And then it did. It was one of the most satisfying cooking experiences I’ve ever had. Compared to the number of times it took me to get pancake-cooking down to a science, these crepes were completely perfect the very first time. I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to make them.
Hello out there. It feels like I haven’t been around these parts in ages. I have so many ideas bursting in my head and I just haven’t been in the kitchen at all. I miss it. Eating out, especially when travelling, is always a treat but I usually start to miss cooking after a couple of weeks. After I eat out for so many days in a row, I also start to crave everything green and light, so it’s kind of ironic that I am posting a dessert after all of this time, but sometimes (always) I want a (fairly) healthy, easy, fast, light snack that is fully satisfying. There is also some chocolate involved to help with my ever-present chocolate cravings (personally, I am always looking for a healthy-ish chocolatey snack, like this one), so it’s definitely an overall winner in my books.