Saturday, November 15, 2008

random thoughts on a saturday

rafy, our wonderful polish carpenter, is coming tomorrow to put the floor in in my writing house. we came to a virtual standstill after the Big Party at the end of august, but now we are motivated to get to work again. the floor will go in tomorrow, then we can install the wood-burning stove, i can paint the walls and we can start USING that room. that will be wonderful.

because it's grey and dreary, like november always is in denmark, i'm sitting indoors, sipping hot tea and reading my latest batch of cookbooks from amazon.

sabin is sitting across from me, felting, or at least she was 'til she made a trip with her father to the hardware store.

i've got the nigella christmas cookbook in front of me. i do love her and her writing in all its voluptuousness.

it makes my mouth water and makes me want to try some new dishes this thanksgiving and christmas. and makes me want to get out the christmas decor and buy some apple cider to warm up on the stove with cinnamon and star anise. yum. nigella is slightly obsessed with pomegranates, but they are lovely and red and really quite christmasy.

i'm going to make bread and cupcakes this afternoon and we're having frikadeller (danish meatballs) for dinner. it's one of those days when you just feel like nesting.


Tara Thayer said...

I would love your recipe for frikadeller! Yum. Haven't had those in ages.
I'm getting itchy to decorate for Christmas too, which is strange, since I usually am bothered by all the early hooshing up in the stores. 'Tis the season...almost.
Enjoy your weekend!

Delena said...

I would love that recipe too!

Barb said...

Mmmmmmm ... my mouth is watering with all this talk about food and cookbooks and recipes. Barb

julochka said...

dahlings--i'll put the recipe for frikadeller over on just know where you are, which is the blog i usually put stuff like that on...


p.s. they were delicious and went to fast, i had no chance to photograph them!