A reflective day...
It's been quite a gentle day.
I spent the afternoon cooking then a little painting this evening.
Started with this winter's first pot of lentil and ham soup, always a defining moment, heralding and accepting winter is here.
The kitchen to myself, Nell Bryden playing in the background and the preparation of all the veg, which I find quite meditative. Peeling and chopping and combining the ingredients and seeing it all come together bubbling in the pot. And the aroma....lovely :-)
With the soup simmering away I turned my attention to the cashew chicken. A new recipe to me but since I I saw it on YouTube a couple of weeks ago I've been keen to try it. By the time I combined the ingredients for the sauce I could tell it was going to be a winner. And it was. Will definitely be making it again.
Resisted the soup. It's for lunch tomorrow :-)
Received a message from a dear friend early evening advising his mum has passed away. Not unexpected but just so incredibly sad.
E was such a lovely woman and so supportive of me and my art work and my blips. I will be forever indebted to her for her kindness and encouragement, and her commission to create a set of Chookie Birdie Christmas cards, which I got great pleasure from doing. We had such a laugh about them and I was delighted that she was so happy with them. She was a very special lady. She will be missed.
Thinking of you P x