I mentioned on Monday that I am taking some time off work – two weeks to be exact. Being at home means more time for reading (actually have two books on the go for the first time in ages), time to do some clutter clearing (I was very pleased with the results of reorganising the herbs and spices today), doing a new jigsaw, listening to podcasts and going for walks. I’ve also been browsing cookbooks, seeking ideas and inspiration now I have a bit more time to try things out
at home, baby carrots, blog, carrots, cheese, cookery books, dinner, eating, fiction, food, home cooking, in the kitchen, lunch, microgreens, oranges, pecans, Peter Gordon, purple carrots, reading, recipe books, salad, Savour, sheep cheese, sultanas, Words on Wednesday
Here we are with the first small pleasures post of October. Spring is well and truly here, with lighter evenings, flowers everywhere and the promise of warmer days to come.
asparagus, avocado toast, blog posts, blogging, Botanic Gardens, bread, carrots, colours, conversation, family, flowers, food, food shopping, friends, general election, grapefruit, kumara, laughter, lemonade fruit, market, Monday, Monday evening, October, olive and rosemary sour dough, onions, purple carrots, Saturday morning, Shelley Bay Bakery, Small Pleasures, spring, spring flowers, sunshine, tea, tulips, vegetable market, vegetables, yams
Mark Twain said: In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. Well, he wasn’t wrong.
a walk, apple, asparagus, baby carrots, blossom, Botanic Gardens, bread, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, ciabatta, dining out, eating, Eating out, espresso, Field & Green, flowers, food, food shopping, goat cheese, hazelnut, magnolia, Mark Twain, oranges, picture, poem, purple carrots, quote, rhubarb, salad, Saturday, savoy cabbage, seasonal produce, sherry, Small Pleasures, smoked eel, souffle, spring, tart, tarte tatin, Thursday, walk, waterfront, weather, Wellington, Wellington Writers Walk, wine
It is Monday again and time to reflect on this week’s small pleasures. There were flowers, there was food, there …
ajvar, animation, blood oranges, Botanic Gardens, bread, carrots, croissants, cushion, cushions, earth gems, eggs, film festival, films, green beans, Icelandic film, market, Monday, movies, New Zealand International Film Festival, oca, ornamental cabbages, purple carrots, root vegetables, shopping, Small Pleasures, spring, sun dried tomatoes, The County, treat, tulips, vegetable pate, walnut and honey stick, Wednesday market, Wellington, yams
This week’s small pleasures is coming to you on Sunday evening, New Zealand time, as tomorrow evening I am off …
Anne Patchett, aubergine, avocado toast, baby carrots, Botanic Gardens, carrots, clafoutis, dahlia, Diana Henry, eggplant, flowers, From the Oven to the Table, greengages, hydrangeas, limes, patty pan squash, plums, podcast, purple carrots, Rachel Khoo, roast vegetables, rosemary, Saturday morning, scallopini, scones, The Dutch House, The Little Paris Kitchen, This American Life, wild strawberries