“Each of us, when our day’s work is done, must seek our ideal,
whether it be love or pinochle or lobster à la Newburg,
or the sweet silence of the musty bookshelves.”
It’s been a Lots Of Work To Do sort of week. Bottle-feeding our orphaned baby goats, planting winter crops, writing, cooking, photographing, more writing, and collecting the last of the Autumn harvest.
It’s good work, satisfying work, but boy am I glad to reach the end of each day and climb into bed and get cozy under the blankets with a good story.
One of the good things about cooking and photographing for a writing assignment is that Bear and I have heaps to eat at the end of it. Tonight we got to tuck into all sorts of nibble-y bites, including far too many pretzels dunked in a roasted garlic yogurt dip. It sure hit the spot after getting back inside from doing chores in the cold Autumn wind.
Bear and I continue to plug along writing our medieval cookbook. Today we baked spelt bread rolls over the campfire and they turned out beautifully. We were so excited. 🙂 Tomorrow I get back to writing and cooking for the Spices section. I love seeing whole spices, like this mace, that I’ve only seen in powdered form before. The history of food is so fascinating to me, and I can’t wait to see this book come together.
Now it’s time for me to retreat to the “sweet silence of the musty bookshelves.”
What is the best book you’ve read recently?