I wasn't born to wear shoes.
Barefoot...that's my thing. And the kitchen is my thing too, so yep, I'm always barefoot in the kitchen.
Last night, barefoot in the kitchen, I baked the best loaf of spelt bread ever.
I tweaked a recipe from Paul Hollywood's book "How To Bake" (excellent by the way) by adding a little olive oil to the mix as well as a good helping of seeds - pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax.
Mr E gave me his seal of approval over breakfast when we toasted freshly cut slices and lathered them with crunchy peanut butter, banana and honey...
If you'd like to try this bread I've just shared the recipe over HERE on my Cooked Simply With Love blog. There is also a download for you to save or print up.
You'll get the recipe for my focaccia next week. Promise!
I'll be back in the kitchen today because my daughter Aisha and her family arrive on the plane from Sydney and they'll be wanting some of mum's home cooking while they're in town.
Well, actually, they're not going to be in town - they're catching the ferry over to Magnetic Island for a holiday but will be here for dinner with Mr E, Blossom, Ross and I tomorrow night.
This will be the biggest family dinner since Christmas 2011! Rather excited.
I'm running behind in writing the Stitchery Club patterns this month and only just starting on the quilt piecing for A Year in the Garden...
...but it will get done in good time, so I'm pretty relaxed about it all and just doing what I can when I can.
Family comes first, you know?
Here's the final six blocks for A Year in the Garden, heading via email to members on the 17th along with the quilt pattern...
There's still time to join before the 17th.
Information is HERE on the Club page.
Have a lovely day, whether barefoot or in shoes...