It’s astounding how quickly your life can change. In the space of a week, I went from being home full time to working full time – from bread maker to bread winner you might say! My head is still spinning, but let’s just say I am adjusting.
I tried to write a long dramatic post about what is happening & how I feel, but you know what, it is what it is & I must make the best of it, for my family, for me. The thing I am assured of is that my children are safe, happy & home with Daddy for the most part, while we work out what needs to happen next for us as a family to move forward. While I did not anticipate such a big change this soon in our lives, it is here & we do what we have to for each other.
Am I happy to be back at work? I miss my babies terribly, but having them run into my arms after a long day is just the best feeling, and watching the lightness & humour come back into my partner’s eyes after a long time of stress & unhappiness makes it worth it, even if happiness about it is a bit of a stretch right now.
Suffice to say I have been a little absent from my kitchen haven, (cue sad face), the last few weeks & new recipes might be a little slower coming, but I Iove this little space of mine & will visit here as much as time & inspriation allow.
OK – enough with that stuff, here’s what I really come here for, read on & enjoy, I know I did when I ate them (wayyyyyy too many of them) …
Look at these little lovelies! I adore all things pastry, but have to admit, I rarely make my own. The convenience of being able to buy such good quality ready made sheets usually wins with me. However, given this blog is about me cooking things fresh & from scratch, I thought I should challenge myself to making all of this & I have to say, I am so glad I did! Homemade pastry is the bomb, seriously!
I was worried I couldn’t replicate the light & flaky texture of a good puff pastry, but I did, thanks in no small part to the amazing as always smitten kitchen blog of Deb Perelman. The more I make from her recipes, the more I find myself heading straight over there when I am looking for a guide. The recipes are easy to follow & for me always turn out as you want them, even when I change up a few little things. I have so much bloggy & home cook love for this woman – simply incredible!! 🙂