Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Week in Objects

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This garden bouquet of cuttings from our yard. The previous tenants of our house have planted so many varieties of plants. At any given moment, something is in bloom, all the foliage patiently taking it's turn to blossom. I love various textures and heights in a bouquet; for this one, I particularly love the soft ferns that creep out from under the house. 
This orange and olive oil cake.  I was reading my newest issue of Food and Wine and came across an article on Crete and "ancient brunch." The recipe makes the most of ingredients, like olive oil, that are plentiful in that region. As soon as I read the article, I headed to the grocery store for a bag of oranges to juice. The cake is the perfect texture and absolutely delicious. Easily one of my new favorite cake recipes, something I can imagine eating every Christmas Eve.
This morning light. Slow Saturday mornings are my favorite, and Sunday morning runs have quickly become a favorite as well. There's no traffic noise on Sunday mornings, there's fellow runners and neighbors walking their dogs, and sometimes I'll catch a breeze off the lake. 
These paws. I love coming into the living room to find Mordechai on the couch, on his back, legs in the air. He can sprawl out and take up 3/4's of the couch, or he can curl up really small, laying his head on my feet at the end of the bed. He really is the sweetest comfort these days.

I first saw this my week in objects feature on Reading My Tea Leaves.

14 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness, that cake looks DIVINE. I need it in my life! Feel free to send a cake (or two) to Auckland for me ;)

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    1. it was a delicious cake - i made it twice! plus, my mom requested that we make it together for her birthday :)

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  2. Everything is so lovely. Seems like a week well spent!

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    1. it was a very relaxing week following by many busy weeks! i can use another relaxing week now!

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  3. That cake looks delicious! <3 and the last photo of Mordechai's paws is absolutely precious. :')

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    1. thanks! and i too think his paws are really adorable :)

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  4. that's so lovely that your house came with such a nice garden. those flowers are so pretty, do you know what they are called? it looks like (from all of your photos) that mordechai is just so comfortable and at home with you. he just looks like such a love bug. xo

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    1. they are called bougainvilleas! i see them a lot in our neighborhood and of course they are all blooming at the same time! it's a treat :) as for m, he is getting more and more comfortable with us every month! we've had to build trust since he didn't know how to make relationships with humans before us, so with every week of more companionship, i am so proud of him! i can't believe it's almost been a year, and my how far he's come.

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  5. What a lovely concept. My week in objects. Just this morning I was reminded of that beloved quote from William Morris. "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." I've had that on a slip of paper creeping around various (unbeautiful) junk drawers and desktops since college. I'm all about minimizing, but our objects give our life meaning.

    Side note, is that May's Food and Wine? I cut out all my magazine subscriptions, and I might need to grab that one. Crete is just about one of my favorite places on earth. :)

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    1. i love that quote! being that i love to go antiquing, that quote has helped keep me from becoming a hoarder, and also let's me indulge in objects that i really do find beautiful.

      and yes, it's the may issue! it's the one subscription i still keep and always look forward to :)

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  6. So jealous you have blooms all year! Our trees haven't even sprouted leaves yet here! Also that cake looks delicious!

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    1. although i can't stand the florida heat sometimes, i do love being surrounded by lush greenery most of the year.

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