Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Indoors Thursday in December

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Stormy and rainy outside today… I’ve been mostly ignoring the weather, though - staying in, and making gingerbread biscuits/cookies…

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Back in my working years (in a previous life century) I often used to take a day off this time of year to bake for Christmas. Then followed a lot of years when, because of my neck/arm pains, I had to avoid all recipes involving manual kneading and tucking of dough, and lifting of heavy baking-plates.  I think it wasn’t until last year that I had a go at making my own gingerbread biscuits again. But then I managed to successfully adjust my recipe for a smaller batch; and so I decided to try it again this year. Feeling quite pleased with myself at the end of the day. There’s really nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread/cake/biscuits to cheer up a rainy winter day! ; )

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Through My Lens

8 comments:

  1. There's an old commercial here in the States (can't remember which one) that says, "nothing says loven' like something from the oven". Anything baked in the oven smells wonderful.

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  2. OH! They are so delicate and beautifully done! Much too perfect to eat! Wish I could smell and eat them. And you fared all right making them, with no pain?

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    1. Ginny, I'm afraid there is no 'on/off button' but more of a sliding scale (varying from one day to another) But yes I fared all right ;)

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  3. It's lovely, Monica, and I can almost smell the scent from your pictures!
    The wind and rain are here today. We're also in for some snow this weekend. Not so good, since O.K. has a 150 km drive to come to my place - and back Sunday night.

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    1. Thanks Meike. Here we had no snow, but strong winds and rain yesterday - and today icy roads in some places. Hope your O. managed a safe drive.

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  4. I can almost smell them, they do look good to me...

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