A Saturday to myself is rather nice – especially when it’s a beautiful Spring day with fabulous sunshine!
I decided to fill it with specialness and satisfying aromas.
Espresso coffee from our new toy. He thinks it’s a fiddle, I think it’s a great ritual full of anticipation and promise…
…fresh bread baking in the machine – oh wow! The aroma floated outside, I could smell it when I was hanging the washing on the line. I used Allinson Wholemeal Seed & Grain Bread Flour on this occasion – it provides a heavy dose of fibre, and I love seeds and grain in bread.
My bread usually turns out doughy and on the heavy-side – I think because I always use the Quick Loaf programme – but this suits me just fine, I love heavy bread, it seems more satisfying.
Other aromas included the green pine smell of Christmas tree – I chopped mine up today, to go in the garden waste recycling bin. The smell of compost on my fingers as I started sorting the pots in the garden. The smell of fresh washing on the line as it dried in the sunshine…heaven! And tonight, the smell of cauliflower as it cooked – we should appreciate all that we can smell, there are those who do not have that sense!
What are your favourite – and not-so-favourite – smells?