Baking is a form of meditation for me. I pull out the ingredients, turn on the oven and settle into my kitchen to bake cookies, a cake or a loaf of fresh bread for dinner. I don't have to be anywhere or do anything except bake. And I love the comfort I feel from the simplicity of that.
It's been warming up on Cape. I am so grateful for this because what I love the most about it here is early morning bike rides down to the beach or packing a picnic for dinner and watching the sun set over the water.
I'm finally making a trip to Italy this summer. It's something I've wanted to do for a very long time. And I can't wait to take it all in--the food, the people, the art and the country side. I am flying into Rome and spending a couple of days there then taking the train up to Florence.
I can't wait to go to Florence. It feels like a dream come true to finally go. I plan to write some while I am there too.
I haven't been blogging as much. I am still writing though. I have a few articles I've written coming out soon; one on local spots for a Picnic and another piece on Community Potlucks. And since my teaching semester will be done soon I am thinking about what I'm going to write about this summer.
And as for dinner with friends Sophia and I had fun at a friends house the other night. They made the most delicious Pesto and Spinach Lasagna. When I get the recipe from her I will post it here. It's a tasty lighter version of a traditional red sauce and meat Lasagna.