August 31, 2011

On red currants... || Sui ribes rossi...

red currants

So long. Such a long time away from this space.

I have been home and a little far from everything, I have been to the beach, feeling better than ever in the last months. I switched of computer and cell phone and spent my days reading on my beach bed, taking a break from time to time just for a swim, a walk, and and ice-cream.

I am back now --back to reality and to daily routine, but a piece of me doesn't want to give up that feeling, that feeling of freedom that makes summer so special. I had to find other things that can still make it special day by day, in the most simple way.

I found red currants at the market one day, and immediately smiled. These are things that make me happy. I already told you how berries are part of my best memories and how they are one of my favorite summer fruits. So, after having blueberries, and raspberries, it was time for currants. I bought some boxes and started to imagine what I wanted to do with them.

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August 9, 2011

Spelt Kefir pancakes with blueberry sauce || Pancakes di farro con kefir e salsa ai mirtilli

kefir pancakes w/ blueberry sauce

I love breakfast. 

I never skip the comforting ritual of making myself a bowl of wholesome muesli and fruit, or oatmeal, or bread with ricotta and jam. I never give up the simple pleasure of a moka pot simmering on the stove while I chop an apple and scoop yogurt on my cereals. 

On Sunday, though, I like to cuddle myself with a real, cooked breakfast. Nothing makes it feel more like Sunday than having pancakes. Before this year, my breakfast rarely changed --the only alternative to my toast and jam was the croissant picked up in a hurry from a cafĂ©. Now that I descovered the magical world of the American breakfast, of brunch and such, my whole Sunday routine changed dramatically. 

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