Since returning from Sweden I am getting back into old routines here at Tall Tales Headquarters. I went to the farmers market on Saturday where I saw tuberoses, the first peaches of the season, Rapunzel, and a nice selection of fairy gardens. Fairy gardens #!*
I also saw elderberries, which apparently you have to cook before eating. My only elderberry experience to date is St. Germain which is made from elderberry flowers. Hmmm. Something worth investigating.
After unloading my basket and arranging the flowers, I proceeded to make some muesli. Because I have some blueberries to eat and it seemed like the perfect thing to go with them. I decided on a small batch because I wasn't really sure what I was doing. 1 cup oatmeal and some rough chopped almonds - toasted, a few tablespoons of a flax/chia mix, chopped dried apricots, raisins, pumpkin seeds, a pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Oh, it's good. Really good. I should have made more. After adding the fresh fruit and milk I squeezed some honey on top. Next time I am going to use hazelnuts too. Dottie reminded me of this when I was telling her about my experimentation. She knows about muesli from her travels through Germany.
One kale salad and practice drawing of Mary Ann and myself later and it feels like a regular Saturday. Hard to believe last week at this time I was standing under an awning, in the rain, waiting for the #2 bus in Stockholm.
Say, did you know that tuberoses give off their fragrance in the evening? Even when they are inside? How amazing is that? How do they know when it's the right time? Inquiring minds want to know.