Sardines with Mint & Lime

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Cook / Fish and seafood
Sardines with mint and lime

And a beautiful life we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done — done, see you! — under that sky there, every day.

- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Now that my food bucket list has finally been published, I’m officially back to blogging. I desperately needed a break to do other things. What did I do? Not much really. Did I play the piano non-stop? No. During my first few days I was away in Madrid. Then when I got back I got the flu. Summer flus are so inappropriate and boring. Even trying to sit up playing the piano made me dizzy. The worst thing is that all the progress I had done jogging every few mornings just disappeared. Now I feel like I’m back to zero, and what’s even worse, when I do go jogging, my lungs just can’t keep up.

The good news is that even though the actual jogging action somewhat feels like torture, the night before I surprisingly¬†look forward to my next morning jog. Never in my life did I ever think I would look forward to morning jogs. I must be possessed or something…

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My Food Bucket List

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Assorted / Ponder
Chocolate croissant

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

- John Burroughs

I must give credit to Genie from Bunny Eats Design for giving me the idea of making my own food bucket list¬†after I saw hers. It’s a neat idea to put in writing things I want to do with regards to food. The idea is not to go crazy over achieving these points, but rather to be able to realise over time: great, I’ve done that!

Perhaps it’s cheating, but this list will be published with some¬†of the points¬†that I’ve already done. That’s why I¬†begin with some already crossed out. These are the¬†things that I think are wonderful, and that should I not have done them already, I would want to do have the¬†opportunity to do so. Other things, such as making jams, if someone would have said to me a couple of years ago that I’ll be cooking them now, I would not have believed them. What, me? Yet, I cannot imagine not making my own homemade jam now.

Here goes:

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Fairy Tales

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Assorted / Ponder

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

- C. S. Lewis

I‘m taking¬†some time off my blog so that I can play the piano and¬†read more fairy tales. I’ll probably be back earlier than expected.¬†My return will quite possibly be with the presentation of my epic to do food list, so watch out, I¬†should¬†be back with more energy. And with more tales.

Thank you for visiting!

Scenes From Lately

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Photography / Places / Ponder / Wander
Homegrown cherry tomatoes

Here are my scenes from lately courtesy of my Instagram. I’ve been experimenting with the different filters on Instagram and also editing the result. I don’t think I’ve found my Instagram style yet. A couple of weeks ago I turned everything very luminous and pale. It was terribly cute but I didn’t like it, I’m not a¬†sweet, pastel shaded girl. I like black and brighter colours. So I continued trying out filters and now I’m going through a darker photo style which I’m not really liking either. The photos here are not arranged in chronological order, so my filter phases won’t look so obvious in this photo tile arrangement.

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Love or Hate Classical Music // Sirloin Steak and Big White Bean Salad

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Beef, lamb and pork / Cook / Music / Vegetables and legumes
Steak and bean salad with spicy honey mustard dressing

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody that hates peaches.

- Dita Von Teese

What is it with classical music that the people that don’t like it, really hate it? What I want to say here is about neighbours that think playing classical music is so bad that you should be put into prison for it.

You may think I’m exaggerating, and even though this news is already a few years old in Barcelona, here is an example. A few years ago, Laia, a pianist, was sued by her neighbour for playing the piano, for acoustic contamination. Not only did her neighbour want to put her in prison, but there were also rumours that a new law was going to be invented so that nobody at all could play the piano in Barcelona.

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