Monday, September 12, 2016

the quotidian (9.12.16)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary; 
everyday; ordinary; commonplace


Sweet art.


Cream-filled donuts: an experiment...


...that still needs work.


Sneaking tastes is more efficient if the ice cream is stored with the lid off and a spoon in the box.


No  sugar added: ginger gold sauce.


I spy a bookworm.


Certified!


I remember doing this when I was a kid.


Researching how to make a windmill: his latest obsession.


Fans are fun.


Thistle extraction distraction.



When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone....

This same time, years previous: what writing a book is like, the good things that happen, 2012 garden stats and notes, blasted cake, the best parts, grilled salmon with lemon butter, and hot chocolate.

12 comments:

  1. Has your windmill maker read this? Very inspiring and comes in Young Reader's edition too. His TED talks are also inspiring!
    https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Harnessed-Wind-Electricity/dp/0061730335

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    1. That is such a great book! His older sister just finished it (his older brother read it a couple years ago) and so he picked it up and was reading parts of it. I'm encouraging him to finish it, but I think it may be a little over his head. We also watched the TED talks. So fascinating!

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    2. Have you seen the Young Readers Edition? The picture book is also beautiful!

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  2. Are you in love with that apple corer? Does it work well?

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    1. Yes! We've had it for years and it's my number one peeler and corer. So basic and straightforward.

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  3. What is the "it" that you remember doing? (Scribbling incoherently? Filling whole pages with text? I can't quite make out the meaning behind that picture+caption and I'm curious!)

    Cream-filled donuts remind me of our Polish paczki (which are more or less jam-filled donuts). I can't have grains and though I've found a way to imitate most baked goods with nut flours and other ingredients, the deep-fried, jam-filled donut just won't happen. And it's the only floury thing I actually miss!

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    1. Make-believe writing. Pages of illegible scrawling. I used to "write" pages during church services.

      Jam-filled donuts sound so cozy!

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    2. Aleksandra, we live in an area with much Polish people and we can buy paczki at the grocer bakery.

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  4. Are they praying over the red cups? What will be gone? Something under the cups??

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    1. Haha! No, they're doing the cup song! I'll add a link. (Can't stop giggling now.)

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