Thursday, April 28, 2011

in the windows


































in the shop
windows.
a branch
in front of
a map
made an odd
display.
i love the
red keys
on this
typewriter,
it needs a
good home.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a morning walk


















































































































hurray! blue sky and warm temperatures,
i had my cappuccino in a paper cup
outside
and enjoyed the view.
grey clouds hovered above,
the tree buds were struggling to
open,
trains rumbled by
and einstein appeared.
a fine
morning
it was.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

alfajores



































































alfajores,
two layers of biscuit
sandwiching a dulce de leche
filling,
i discovered these
delightful cookies at a
local latin american cafe,
and i was smitten.
they have two types
one more of a shortbread
the other pictured above
a softer cake like
biscuit.
to continue my search
i brought home
milhojas de dulce de leche
(more like a napoleon)
from a nearby chilean bakery,
nice if you like puff pastry.
i had to try baking
them at home, i found a
recipe for alfajores de maizena
from here that was
adapted from here.
(i used a store bought
dulce de leche imported
from argentina).
martha stewart featured a
version without cornstarch
the search for the perfect
alfajores continues.
thankfully this city
has many latin american
cafes and bakeries.

Monday, April 25, 2011

easter lunch



















































































some snaps from
easter lunch
at my mother's.
it would not be easter
for me without her
potato salad, devilled
eggs and cucumber salad.
the rest I could do without,
except for the bunny cookies...
do you have any favourite
holiday dishes?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

more colour


















flats of brilliant flowers
have arrived at the shops,
an excellent
remedy for the
colour starved.
i have been
craving colour.
happy weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

easter colours


















an amazing collection
of wooden eggs,
it is always
difficult to
decide which
one to
chose.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

in time for spring


















just in time for spring,
i finally finished this
less than perfect scarf
using leftover wool.
a bit grim looking
but very cosy
for dog walking
during cold
blustery wintery
days.

Friday, April 8, 2011

daffodils


















yesterday i brought home
a closed
bunch of daffodils.
in the dim morning
light
this beauty
greeted me.
oh joy.
daffodils are one of those
perfect flowers.
happy weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

industry



































































industry
in the reeds,
castor canadensis
at work.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

first flowers


















snowdrops
up and
blooming

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

moody tuesday


































a dark moody april day

arouse thee from thy moody dream!
sir walter scott the lady of the lake

Monday, April 4, 2011

shop window love


















































smitten by
her cool indifference
as she perched on
the edge
of a tub
full of floral splendour
his
gliding heart
lit up
to a full
forty watts
of
vintage passion.

Friday, April 1, 2011

april


















april fools' day
is not observed here.
instead
an extremely mellow
miss m
and i (less mellow)
wish everyone
a wonderful april
and a good weekend.