Touch, it is our earliest and our most communal sense. Whether we are a floating embryo, a tumbling toddler or a middle aged midwife, we all sense touch. Even if we are blind, or deaf, or deprived of the sense of smell or taste, we still know touch.
These days so many things are free-gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free... Well, not this cake. It is rich! Rich with sugar, gluten, and most importantly -coconut! I made it dairy-free but it would be easy to substitute butter for coconut oil and 'regular' sweetened condensed milk for the coconut one that I use. This cake is really good. I mean, it is really, really good. Moist, flavorful, delicate crumb, pleasantly gooey, sweet but not too sweet. Perfect for Passover or Easter.
I believe that Improv dance classes (I studied from Jr High through college) were some of the best preparation for becoming the midwife I am today. Really.
Play along with me for a moment and consider what you might tell a younger you.
Crowd sourcing -Can you help me?
Have you ever been a first time parent? Have you ever lived with a newborn human? If so, I am curious how you dealt with visits from family and friends in those first weeks after your baby’s arrival. Also, I wonder how you balanced your needs for privacy, getting help, being independent and staying sane.
Like most people, I bet there have been times in your life when you had some good habits, maybe eating well, regularly getting exercise, praying or mediating every day. And there have been times when you didn’t do so well. If you once had a healthy regular routine and now you don’t, how do you return?
Give us this day our daily bread...
At our house, bread is daily nourishment. The making of this bread is also a fulfilling creative outlet for me. Want to have delicious, crispy-crusted, soft centered, makes-your-whole-house-smell-good bread? Then make it. It's easy. I promise.
Writing lists is something I do to record, tally and remember. Looking over the lists, I watch as images, memories and thoughts arise...
It has been a long, long time since I have written blog posts but I have written one today. Will you join me now in looking back over 2017 and looking forward to 2018?