Our daughter is the cook in our house, and I’m proud to say she does a much better job of it than her mother. She farewelled a long-time school friend who is returning to Japan this coming weekend, so she made lamingtons, because they’re Australian. She also made rocky road, because it’s December, and December must have rocky road!
Monique told herself she’d find something different to photograph this week. Take a break from flowers, she said. She’d been eyeing off a grand piano at her work for some macro shots, but kept forgetting her camera. However, some dried flowers in the garden caught her eye, and she chose this shot because the blue in the background made the flower ‘pop’.
Midweek Moment is a weekly photographic project in which Monique Mulligan and I team up to share our favourite photos on our websites. It’s a way of stretching ourselves creatively and a nice distraction from writing. Click here for more of our Moments.
Aha! Talent begets talent. This is my favourite post during the week. I look forward to it. For some reason it completely chills me out… for want of a better term x
Thanks, Pinky! I know what you mean—I have a few favourite blogs that I like to read because they’re nice and give me a sense of peace. I’m pleased our little moment has this effect on you! x
Lovely as always! I particularly like how the colours of the two photos complement each other. And your daughter’s lamingtons sound lovely – we don’t get them here but I do have a recipe. Maybe I need to do some cooking today 🙂
Oh, I hope you did your cooking! She’s been cooking again today, cupcakes this time, iced in Christmas colours. Too much delicious food!
‘Tis the season… for lots of eating 🙂 I didn’t make lamingtons, but I did make a blueberry lemon oat loaf today from an Australian friend’s recipe – she has a website full of wonderful nutritious free recipes, and I am trying them out. This one is delicious, especially with cream cheese! (though cupcakes sound very nice too). Now my daughter is cooking some mini apple crumbles for us and the whole house smells of spice and apples – very christmas-y.
Sounds wonderful! I remember the smell of spices when we had Christmas in London four years ago—especially the mulled wine! Over here, it’s too hot for warm wine!
Yes, I suppose it would be. I must say, I’ve had it cold this year – a mulled rose – and it was very nice as well 🙂 We all enjoy mulled apple juice too. Another nice scent memory…
Mulled apple juice sounds great! The kids would love it. Hold on … Just googled and there’s even a recipe for mulled apple cider! Kids’ Xmas drinks organized!
Perfect! Think I’ll be doing the same thing here as well 🙂 Here’s to a mulled apple Christmas!
To you, too. 🙂