Winter is an excellent time for projects that can be done inside. There is not much light outside after work, and often the weather is not all that great. I have been thinking this year about what I could do that would keep me occupied in a fun way but wouldn’t require long stretches of time. Those I do not have at the moment.
My project for this year is a recipe journal. Only recently have I started getting more adventurous in the kitchen, mostly after discovering a great magazine: foodies. (Sorry, only Dutch.) The magazine gives a lot of easy recipes for weekday meals, more challenging courses for weekends or special occasions and also baking recipes. I love it and buy it every month now.
So my project this year is to write all the successful recipes in a paper journal so I have all our favourites together. Since I love paper notebooks a lot, I had this one lying around: It is a lined journal of the line book of kells by paperblanks. They have a really great line of journals and other paper items. So far I have recorded six recipes in it, and a few that are waiting to be copied into it.
Other winter projects that I would like to do is learning to sew and/or knit, start keeping a sketchbook in the style of Danny Gregory or, my most ambitious one, translating the works of Archimedes into Dutch. Surprisingly no one has ever done this, isn’t that a shame? And what else would you do with masters in both classical languages and math? But not this winter, as I have something called a thesis to write….
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