We’re in that ‘between’ season which is the end-of-semester-regular-school-year and the start of summer-session teaching for The Professor; I think it may be one of my favorite weeks of the year because Spring has definitely arrived, the gardens are finally awake for another season and the morning light is bright and quite lovely. We sleep a little longer in the mornings and stay up a little longer in the evenings – a nice change of pace from the usual 5am wake-up calls which happen from September to May the rest of the year.
I have been a ‘pie girl’ for as long as I can remember; my choice of birthday treat was almost always a cherry pie – except those times when I requested Angel Food cake – primarily because I thought maybe eating Angel Food cake would make me more . . . shall we say, ‘angelic?’ No such luck. The words, ‘sweet’ or ‘angelic’ are never used to describe me and I’m okay with that. I’ve learned to embrace my other qualities . . . I won’t bore you with the details now, but suffice it to say that ‘loving pie’ is at the top of that list.
Musical pairing – Is This Love, Bob Marley & The Wailers
I have a confession to make . . . well maybe two confessions to make . . . first, I’m going rogue on my Tuesdays With Dorie group this week; this should come as no surprise to those of you who know me as I’ve never been one to run with the crowd . . . that’s just how I roll . . . But hear me out – it was my birthday weekend and somehow Honey-Wheat Cookies just didn’t seem as celebratory as a Toasted Coconut Custard Tart which brings me to my second confession: I’m crazy for coconut, I’m crazy for coconut!!! And yes, that statement deserves triple exclamation points!!!