Joy has been a bit thin on the ground for more than a week because I've been fighting a virus. In an effort to boost my intake of fresh vegetables, and at the same time enjoy something that has some flavour, I made tabbouleh from The Little Book of Lunch. This is a recipe that I've been intending to try for ages, but never actually did until now. Although I cut down on the onion, I think that it still requires less, as even a third of a red onion is a bit overpowering.
Marie Soderberg's book arrived at the library and so I've been reading a bit more about hygge. The cover of this book is a joy to behold and I found a couple of recipes inside which I plan to try at a later date.
Last Wednesday morning dawned with a dusting of snow on the trees. I was actually awake long before dawn due to my cold symptoms, but I must admit to feeling more than a little relieved that I didn't have to go anywhere and could stay at home under a blanket. There is definitely something joyful in being cosy and at home on a winter's morning.
In the kitchen again at the weekend and I finally perfected my raspberry scones. I discovered that the secret to a successful scone is to use frozen berries rather than fresh. They are delicious with a cup of tea and I'm still enjoying them because I'm the only one who likes raspberries and I put them in the freezer to reheat in the oven whenever I fancy one.
Back to the weather and this was yesterday morning. We got home just as the weather turned nasty with freezing rain frosting the trees - suspended water droplets on every branch. What a relief to be warm indoors again!