I’m writing to you whilst grinning my head off at GLORIOUS sunshine streaming through my windows. Birds are twittering madly and warm breezes are wafting hither and thither. This has been the coldest, wettest June in my memory, but this evening is making up for it with unbelievable beauty.
Wednesdays I usually feature the marvelous fare whipped up by the Culinary Experimentation Club I’m a part of. Alas, poor health has kept me away the last two events, so I have nothing to share with you.
Instead I have pictures of the things I’ve been using to get myself better or, at the very least, make feeling ghastly a bit more beautiful.
Water with lemons and limes.
Lovely organic grapes.
Cup after cup of tea: Moroccan Pomegranate Red, Good Earth Original, Sweet Orange, Spearmint, Sleepytime.
This evening when the sun came out, I took a little stroll to the creek, closing my eyes and feeling the wind against my skin, the sun on my shoulders, delighting in the blackberry bushes festooned with blossoms.
My friend Alessio from Recipe Taster heard I was sick and encouraged me to partake of spoonfuls of honey and bowls of quark (fresh cheese) mixed with berries and flax seed. He said that in Germany, where he lives, the doctors prescribe quark along with traditional medication. So after my doctor visit this morning, I stopped by the market and picked up a tub of quark and a carton of perfectly ripe strawberries. Reaching home I mixed the quark with agave syrup, topped it with berries and sprinkled everything with flax seeds. Delicious! Tucked up in bed I basked in sunshine and felt spoiled rotten as I ate spoonful after creamy spoonful of Alessio’s concoction. I just KNOW it will help me feel better!
Alessio’s Get Better Soon Quark
1/2 cup quark
1 tsp agave syrup
handful of strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 Tbsp flax seeds
- Mix quark and agave syrup.
- Top with strawberries and flax seeds.