5 Things I Love Right Now

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I enjoy listening to the Joy the Baker podcast, it always makes a day at work pass a bit more quickly. And last week they gave their listeners “homework”, to list 5 things we love right now. And since I have a few things I wanted to share, I’m taking part in this.

So here are 5 things I currently love:

My New Bike:
A present from my boyfriend. I went on my first ride with it today, it was great. I am not yet used to riding a road bike (need to strenghten my neck), but it felt awesome.


Windowsill Pea Shoots:
I first read on Casa Yellow about growing peas for pea shoots on the windowsill, and it is genius. I would love to have a garden, but don’t have the space right now, and not really the required time in summer, either to grow more than sprouts, but pea shoots I could do. And they are really great tossed in salads, stir fries or cooked with a little garlic and olive oil.

Reading About and Preserving Food:
I want to garden, and then I want to preserve the food that I harvest in my imaginary garden. Oh well, a girl can dream, but nevertheless I am preserving some things, like a small batch of not quite ripe strawberries made into jam or the bounty of lemons I preserved in salt to use later on in Moroccan dishes. Tajines, here I come. And there is still orange vodka to make.

Life As A Student:
Because I have lots of holidays, or just days without real schedule (the papers usually have to wait until about a week before I have to hand them in), and I really enjoy it. This Wednesday, my boyfriend and I are off to Berlin for a few days. We are visiting a friend of mine who lives and studies in Berlin for half a year, and we also plan to see the city and eat lots of great food. 

Tulips:
Because even when they are covered in snow, they are a sure sign that spring is here/near. Can’t wait for the days that can be spent outside, enjoying the bike mentioned above, drinking coffee/or beer depending on what time it is, and eating all the asparagus, peas, strawberries… I can get my hands on.

What are you loving right now?

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2 Comments

  1. Lena, what recipe did you end up using for preserved lemons?

    I have a pack of pea seeds and a container ready to go too, thanks to Sarah at the Yellow House! I wish I could start a garden too, and it may happen yet, but apparently the soil behind my building contaminated with lead. So right now, I've had to settle for basil and garden cress on the window sill, pea shoots to come :)

  2. I used a recipe I found in a book I just bought, Put 'em Up!, by Sherri Brooks Vinton. I added cinnamon, cloves and a bay leave to the jar.

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