A happy place. Everyone has one. Mine sometimes involves biscuits.
Is yours a real-life happy place, or more of a dream? I bet my mom's would on the beach with her toes in the sand.
Mine is a real-life, everyday place. There are several things that go into creating my perfect, zen-educing, super-relaxing happy place.
It's always in my kitchen. I don't have to be home alone, but it helps for overall atmosphere.
(Ollie doesn't count because he's usually snoozin' on the couch.)
It can be any time of day, but it's usually in the morning/early afternoon. There are no lights on, only natural sunlight.
Let's be real- I'm probably wearing yoga pants and no shoes. I maybe don't have makeup on. I maybe have last night's mascara stuck to my face. I maybe have taken a shower- who knows! I'm a real wild card sometimes.
I'm probably listening to something melodic like Fleet Foxes. Or maybe my She & Him Pandora station. Or Otis Redding.
This is my happy place. I'm probably chopping fruit and veggies, making pie crust, or kneading dough. All of these things are good things.
I've had a lot of really, REALLY good kitchen moments over the past few weeks. I've made a lot of really delicious things, and I've got lots more on the horizon (promise!)
Things I'm cranking out soon:
- Non-coconut things (I'm getting a bit repetitious. I'm sorry!)
- ICE CREAM! Specifically, BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM.
- Rosemary and rhubarb syrups. Summer requires gin drinks. Gin drinks require sparkly water and syrups.
- Pickles! Not just regular pickles (though those are coming, too!) I'm going to try my hand at beets, radishes, and spicy garlic green beans this week!
- Pie forever.
- Jam. All of it. Give me all of the berries.
With Memorial Day just a few days away, do you have any plans? We had toyed around with hosting some kind of cookout, but that totally fell off of my radar. Dang it!
I think my next day off will be spent playing with and pickling some of the gorgeous local produce we've been getting in our CSA box!
Are you guys into pickling, preserving, or fermentation? I'm super fascinated, and can no longer contain my curiosity. I'm diving in.
I will report back soon! I hope to have some really pretty photos and delicious projects to share.