Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Salon


For the first time in a while, a quiet Sunday. Last night was my last baking class at Cambridge Culinary, and we made the most delicious cakes and frostings ever. And I really do mean that. I made a white cake with chardonnay (yum!) and chocolate buttercream frosting. It was a dream. I have to say my favorite thing was the toasted coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting that one of the instructors made. I took home as many as I could get my hands on- because no one else wanted them, and they were (are!) exquisite. I just had some chocolate or I would go have one right now, with a big glass of milk.

Anyway so I'm not just eating today. I'm reading, too, and if I'm very lucky I might even be able to go to a bookstore. The past couple of weeks have been very, very busy- I've had very little access to my computer and I'm way behind on reviews and on comment-catching-up and blog-visiting, but I'll try to get caught up soon. I finished three books in the last two weeks- The Funeral Party, by Ludmila Ulitskaya, which was lovely, The Translator by Leila Aboulela, also wonderful, and From There You Shall Seek, a rather serious theological tome by Joseph Soloveitchik which I had to review for a professional journal. I probably will not post my review of that book here on the blog, unless one of you tells me you are interested. It's on the academic side to put it mildly and I'm not sure how interested folks would be. But if you are, let me know, and I'll gladly repost my little review.

Now I'm happily involved in Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and a manuscript of my husband's novel-in-progress. He's writing a science-fiction novel about a man trapped in a dream state. It's very good so far- and I'm not just saying that cause I'm more or less obligated to! It's shaping up to be a real page-turner. He's off at his writing group right now, and I'm enjoying a little quiet Sunday time. What are you enjoying today?