Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Another Sweaty Day

Beauty looking up

Whoa!  It’s been ages!  What a spectacularly lazy thing I am.  What have I been doing?  It seems like not much, but then again, it also seems like I have no spare time.  I understand that this is a common complaint.  Rebecca and I have been doing our twice weekly runs, and though short, they seem to take up a good bit of the day.  By the time we have drunk some tea, gone on our trot, often stopping at a lunch place, gone shopping, come home, drunk more tea, knitted a bit, the day generally seems to have been used up.  The more one goes on these trots, I find, the less hideous they become, and actually --- dare I confess it?  - are rather fun.  We frequently run through the Arboretum, one of the many lovely parts of Seattle, and always a varying beauty as the months and seasons go by. 

Or down

On a recent morning, we started from my house, and as Rebecca preferred a different sort of tea than that which I was drinking, I made her tea in a different pot.  For old time’s sake, I put it in one which was once my primary teapot, but which hadn’t been used in years.  As I picked it up by the handle ---

I stared agape as the tea gushed out over the counter, while Becca said, “Well, don’t just stand there.  Do Something.”  I continued to gape.  She grabbed a towel, and, trying to sop up the mess, sloshed the tea onto the cookie sheet of biscotti that I had just taken out of the oven.  They were now a soggy porridge rather than biscuits.  “No problem,” she said.  “Just roast them in a slow oven and they will dry up.”  She was right.  Actually their final texture was better than usual.  I don’t think I will try to reproduce it though. 

Speaking of baking, I have a lifetime history of lack of success making cheesecakes.  They have never been total failures, but have just not been adequately delicious.  My record has been broken now, as I recently made one which was really yummy, and not that much work.  You can find the recipe here if you want to try it.  It was super good.

It sunk in the center a bit, I'm afraid.  But still très tasty! 


I. F. said...

It was the best cheesecake ever!

I think you have become a jogger.

joannamauselina said...

Not in my heart!

Marta said...

Same title. I almost missed this. Maybe you should number them. Sweaty Day #
Love the arboretum. Treasure all these moments while you are still able to run with your lovely Daughter.

Janet McKee said...

I enjoy your blog so much. Keep Jogging with your daughter. Wish I were still able for it - label it "things I used to do".