Monday, November 30, 2009


i went for a long walk yesterday, through deering oaks (full of crows!) and around this quiet town of mine. the dancer bought me some delicious soup at north star cafe -- a perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon in november.

yesterday was apparently the first sunday of advent, which bean's german family observed with cake and candles on an advent wreath. she and i assembled a pretty nice wreath on saturday, and bean baked us an authentic linzer torte (you should see bean bake her german recipes, with a dictionary at hand, also constantly converting grams to cups, measuring very carefully). it was so delicious.

we ate it with coffee and some german gingerbread-ish cookies we found this weekend at trader joe's in cambridge.

they even let me listen to christmas music!

1 comment:

erin said...

I've never been a huge fan of German cooking in general, but their baking is super duper unbeatable.

The last time I was in Germany was during advent. It's a very sweet time of year. I liked spending the holidays there, it was so much more relaxed...