spelt chocolate chip cookies

spelt chocolate chip cookies

We met a while ago, chocolate chip cookies and me, at one of our family gatherings on the Mediterranean seaside at my sister’s holiday house. The days were relaxing as they can be on holidays and we were busy only at dinner time. The adults used to make the dinner and the kids were in charge of the desserts. Although we were quite often treated with the ice cream from the gelateria just meters away from the house, a very special treat was – chocolate chip cookies! My nieces use to bake them for all of us, but I remember them disappearing quickly, without us having a chance to taste them. Turns out that my nephew was the main culprit. They were his favourite then and from what I hear, they still are. Actually, kids sharing the sweets between them was a good thing, especially with these kinds of treats! After all they are more a kids treat anyway.

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little tarts

spelt and quince tartlets

English is my second language. That is just a fact. What I really  wanted to talk about is the beginning of this blog and my thoughts on the topic of  language. While I was organising my ideas about this project, luckily at the same time I was reading a lot about it. Books and all reading materials on the subject as much as other blogs. That is how I came across a post by one of the most successful  story tellers, bloggers and pastry chefs in the world – David Lebovic. It was actually very simple and practical advice about starting a food blog. It went something like this…”If you are considering starting a food blog and you are a chef, then take writing lessons and if you are a writer, take cooking classes.” I loved the advice, took it seriously and grabbed my English grammar books to start with. Well I am still working on it and it’ll take some time to go through all the chapters, especially at this speed but I am actually enjoying the whole process, so I don’t mind if it takes a long time. Now finally, to make things even more serious I have consulted a dear friend Kim who is one of the most trustworthy persons I know when it comes to the English language. She is running her own business, you can check her web site http://www.communicate4health.com/. Her tutoring is quite unique, tailored to suit personally and as such very effective, also she is very supportive and gives me nothing but nice words (and a few tips and advice) but the bottom line is: we both agree that when it comes to another language – learning never stops.

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raspberry spelt loaf

spelt and raspberry loaf

We rush – almost run through our lives. We have daily lists of things that need to be done and most of them can’t be transferred to  the next day – because a new day has a new list! Sometimes weeks can pass by without pressing pause! To stop for a moment, to think, to wish – to daydream. I am completely aware of this and I don’t waste time when I see an opportunity.

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