It’s Sunday morning, around 930 am. The house is quiet. The husband, in-laws and kids are all at the nearby farmers market. I’m resting at home after a fall yesterday when we were out. Not sure what happened, guess my attention was more on the kids than where I was walking and my foot slipped a little at the edge between the concrete and the artificial grass patch. Next thing I knew a small patch of skin on my left knee was scraped off. Ick. Somehow the fall has done something to my knee though and I can’t put much pressure on it. Walking around the house for a bit is ok, but not much more than that for now. Crap. I am not very good at sitting still.
Anyway, here’s some of what we’ve been doing this past week.
Warmer weather means t-shirts and apple juice ice lollies
F and I made frozen yoghurt raspberry treats.
I also made madeleines for the first time, using Chocolate & Zucchini’s recipe, thanks to a madeleine pan I spotted at TJ Maxx for $7. They were easier to make than I thought, although the batter needs to be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for at least a few hours – I made mine the day before and left to sit in the fridge overnight. As my pan only held about half the mixture, I put the rest in muffin tins and those actually worked out great as well! Oh and some French bread. And I have to say that my meatball-cauliflower mac and cheese with bacon béchamel was really yummy.
February Flowers – Fan Wu
Just started this book so can’t really say anything about it yet
The Best American Essays 2011 – edited by Edwidge Danticat
I’m slowly working my way through this one.
True Blood and Girls on Amazon Prime. I’m not sure what to think about Girls. I’m probably in the wrong age group.
We only managed to work out way through a third of this at the restaurant and there’s a big chunk of it still in the fridge, just tempting me.
Rooibos and honeybush tea with lemon.
I think I might have to give up cooking this week and leave it to my mother-in-law.
Do you make bread? I always have such issues with scoring the dough. This post from Food52 has a lot of different ways to score!
Everyone talks about 10,000 steps a day. How did we ever get to that number? And how many steps should you really walk?
Added to my TBR:
– The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (via A Bookish Type)
– Reader for Hire by Raymond Jean (via Dolce Bellezza)
X-23: Innocence Lost – Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost and Billy Tan
X-23 Vol 1: The Killing Dream – Marjorie Liu and Alina Urusov
Beguilement (Sharing Knife Quartet #1) – Lois McMaster Bujold
Hexed #1 – #7 – Michael Alan Nelson (Writer), Dan Mora (Artist)
Jem and the Holograms #1 – #3 – Kelly Thompson (Goodreads Author), Ross Campbell (Illustrator)
What have you been up to and what are you reading this week? Plenty of good books I hope!