My mom called me this morning to tell me that it was -11 F with a windchill of -20. We don't see temperatures like that here, but winter does seem to be dragging along this year. Oh, mid-winter. It's that time of the year when you feel like spring is never going to arrive and you're just tired of the cold. While my parents freeze away in the snowy, barren landscape of the Midwest, I at least get temps in the 40s and, as an added bonus, slightly longer days. I can't cook or think about food all the time, so here are the things I have been doing to while away the winter days:
1) Working--reading documents and writing fascinating things about them. I just chose this image randomly, but it's one I have to read for my current chapter.
5)Reading--Okay, yes, this is all cooking related. Ottolenghi is one of my friend's favorite restaurants in London, and I think we were all disappointed that they were booked full during the week Niek and I were in London in November. I got both of the cookbooks for Christmas this year, and I have a new cooking magazine subscription. Oh, the inspiration! Just looking at this picture is making me hungry.