Utilitarian economists, Skeletons of schoolmasters, Commissioners of Fact, genteel and used-up infidels, gabblers of many little dog’s-eared creeds, the poor you will have always with you. Cultivate in them, while there is yet time, the utmost graces of the fancies and affections to adorn their lives so much in need of ornament; or, in the day of your triumph, when romance is utterly driven out of their Souls, and they and a bare existence stand face to face, Reality will take a wolfish turn, and make an end of you.
Excerpt from Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Original punctuation and emphasis. Struck a resonant chord.
Warm spring days have brought out the desire for salad, fish and chips. Although, maybe fish fingers are a bit of a stretch. I’ll be cooking Carrot chips more often in the future. Iconic Bavarian fundamentals include Bratkartoffeln, Kaiser-Semmel and cucumber salad, although this modern adaptation was with pear, rocket and parmesan.
Continuing the delicious breakfast fruit smoothy and cereal trend. Variety of open topped grilled baguette sandwiches for lunch with Leberkäse, cheese, rocket, gherkins and tomatoes. Plus peanut butter and Nutella. Lots of Lemon infused water during the day. Rosita’s Chili Mango Chicken Burrito with a Johannisbeere Schorle for dinner and a browny with vanilla ice cream and chai latte for supper.
Lidl Nut flakes with strawberries, a coconut and banana smoothy and coffee for breakfast. Multiple glasses of lemon infused water throughout the day. French toast from stale Ciabatta bread and left-over Salmon and Asparagus Penne Pasta for lunch. Salmon, rocket and red onion balsamic reduction pikelets made from left-over waffle mix for dinner. Apple and peanut butter pikelets for dessert.
Photo credits: All me except the Lemon infused water.
Sunday waffles and coffee! A bike ride down the Isa. A Mandarin spritzes and some fries to share because someone needed glucose and someone else needed grease. A Swedish meatball snack with mushrooms, zucchini, couscous and gyros yoghurt, just for me. Penne with Asparagus and smoked Salmon for dinner. Topped off with a hot chocolate.