>Lately the days have been gray and dark, far too many in a row, so I was feeling the need to make something bright and
a bit indulgent.
Naturally since citrus is in season and more notably, blood oranges, I started there and ended up with a bundt cake recipe.
alteration that I might for next time is the glaze, I really don't like the way typical powdered sugar drizzle looks sometimes,
so I had also thought of an orange zested (not a word) white chocolate or something.
If you aren't able to find blood oranges, regular old oranges will work great too! I like blood oranges because they are
less acidic and have a bit
more of a berry flavor to them, but these are subtle differences.
Also now that Henry is 1, he can "officially" have citrus, so I am stocking up on different
varieties and can't wait to watch his cute little face twist and
contort as he tries these new flavors and textures.
Watching the world through a child's view is truly a gift; details I have long taken for granted and often don't even see anymore, are suddenly very present again. It's a good little reminder to look more closely and appreciate the subtleties in life.
Moments (Week in Review)
I recently wrote an article for HuffPo on how to do good without donating money and I am happy to say that for the first organization I mentioned, The Magic Yarn Project, I have received the yarn for my first princess wig! I am a little nervous because I have never knitted or crocheted a beanie, so I am hoping it turns out okay because they are very rightly selective on the quality. If you are interested and crafty - check them out!
Lately I am on an Allman Brothers kick. 80% of my music these days seems to be classic rock. Normally I have a pretty wide mix, but I am so out of the loop; Spotify gave me a recommended playlist of a bunch of "indie" artists and I knew no one. I am either just old or going through a weird phase. Anyway, for your listening pleasure:
I'm trying to take any spare moments and be sure to get in some reading...it's usually about 15, but hey it's something. I am slowly working through some pastry school textbooks/culinary science-y type books (in an effort to give myself a basic baking education), mixed with a selection or two from my ever growing "to read" fiction stack because I saw this quote and realized it's been a while since I have felt this...maybe not since reading "The Goldfinch":
"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel as if you have lost a friend."