Tuesday, October 12, 2010

about the flan and all things yesterday

Hello!

The top photo is the last you'll see of any home-grown tomatoes from me, until next summer. Sad but true.

To follow up on your questions regarding yesterday's flan, Abbott was given the recipe to translate in Spanish class last Friday. He really, really wanted to make it, so we devoted a significant part of our Saturday afternoon to the effort (and in the process melted my favorite 'tablespoon' measuring spoon - part of a magnetized (!) set - didn't know you can't use plastic when making caramel sauce). After letting it chill overnight we had it Sunday for dessert and both boys hated it - they actually spit it out. Alexi and I liked it; not sure why they didn't. Years ago we spent some time in Peru and flan is the only dessert I remember having. Makes me nostalgic.

I spent the majority of the day at school, primarily helping with a jump roping/fundraising event. The artwork in the photo above is a collection of kindergartners' depictions of home, and the clay pieces are three dimensional representations of the same.

I went running around Green Lake in between school commitments. I enjoy the snippets of conversation I overhear (this is a very popular exercise destination) - often, between women pushing strollers about things like non-fluoride toothpaste. It makes me happy to remember those days, and glad to be at the point I'm at right now.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

10 comments:

likeschocolate said...

I use to live over there on Greenlake on Wallingford. I miss my walks around the lake. When we had our first son that is how we would get him to fall asleep at night.

Theresa said...

What a great series of photos. The school where your kids go looks incredible.

Christine @ Origami Mommy said...

These photos are just lovely. I love what they made with clay, and the photo of the kids waiting in line.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Beautiful photos, you live in a really beautiful part of the world.

sandra said...

i love everything about all of this. beautiful photos and thoughts.

KPiep said...

Just when I thought it was time to seriously take my exericse outside...my allergies seem to have sprung back from nowhere. Sigh. A run like yours sounds like just the thing today...

Love your school pictures!

Deidra said...

It's been a while since I stopped by here. Forgot how your photos make me catch my breath. So beautiful!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

What a beautiful, "real" collection of photos today, Lecia. Your eye is incredible, as is your execution.
Nicola

Anonymous said...

Next time call and borrow my "Flan Pan"- every good cuban housewife has one!
April

Francesca said...

I feel just the same when I hear certain topics being discussed - and I'm actually glad I'm not back then. Translating a recipe (and then making it at home) is such a nice kind of homework, too bad it was not to your boys' taste!