When I'm feeling a little blue, as I am today, I pull out the pans and make something to eat. In this case, there is plenty of inspiration:
a) It's almost Christmas
b) I have two new cookbooks
c) I have at least two grateful recipients
Duchess is a fabulous French bakery in Edmonton. If you are ever in the area, a visit is highly recommended. The Paris Brest and the Lemon Tart are personal favourites. Anyway, this fall, they put out a cookbook which I purchased ten days ago after we drove T. our boy to the airport where he flew back to Chicago in time for his rotation in infectious diseases. (This is called a run on sentence I think but it matches my état d'âme so on and on I go).
Baking is not my favourite kind of cooking but beautiful cookbooks make me want to pull out my mom's wedding gift mixing bowls and my mother-in-law's vintage loaf pans. And so I did.
My boys love banana bread so I made two small Hummingbird loaves which will be adorned with cream cheese icing tomorrow.
There, that made me feel better.