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simple pleasures

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Cats, if you don’t like cats you might not appreciate the first picture I’m posting today. But you know, the thing is, cats, they can rule a home. I never was much of a cat person until our cats, one-by-one strayed into our house. They made our house their home and now they are part of our family, part of our home.

And they are entertaining and can teach you a few things about taking it easy, enjoying the moment.

Today, I spent a good bit of time in the garden preparing the beds for the spring sowing. It’s a slow process. I’ve been thinking about it every day for the last three weeks, doing it, getting it done is another thing all together. But today I finished weeding the second bed, added compost and hopefully I’ll start the sowing tomorrow.

And while I was out in the garden J started to cook the dinner that I had intended to make for tonight before I got stuck into doing the outside work. Calzoni. The dough was ready to go, it had risen. So J made the tomato sauce and we prepared the filling together when I came back inside (spinach, mushrooms, feta, red peppers). 20 minutes later we sat down for a lovely home cooked candle light dinner, calzoni and leafy green salad with tomatoes and parmesan cheese (I can post the recipe if anyone is interested).

It was wonderful, delicious and I enjoyed ever single bite, the texture, the smell, the taste, the look. It’s funny when you slow down and start to eat consciously with all your senses switched on. It was absolutely splendid.

I like that you can see my statue standing on the kitchen table in the background on the very left of the photograph.

The food pictures where taken with a macro setting and no flash, so the shutter speed was really long, the camera was sitting on the table so there was no wobble. Everything looks really bright but it was getting dark outside and there was only candle light. Maybe that’s why everything looks so very warm and rich.

But just to prove it, here a picture of the candle light.

I like this home theme. Today’s post was inspired by the words simple and pleasure.