There isn't much to say about the recent school weeks, really. Everything seems to have fallen into rhythmic monotony - a constant cycle of work and rest, with few reprieves in-between. The rare day that ends early enough to have lunch outside of school or one that's a school holiday is a gem which I typically spend wandering around town. It truly teaches you to appreciate the finer details in life, the little things that make your day, the conversations that bring a smile to your face. It's sad to say that I find to few of these things present in the everyday, partly because of the stress and self-doubt faced with mundane tasks like writing essays.
I wish I could say that I am unaffected by all this negative emotions, but I'm only human. There's been lesser and lesser time to devote to reflection and organizing my thoughts. Lesser and lesser time for talk and opportunities to slow down and take in that deep breath.
But I'm trying. Venturing out for early morning yoga classes with the sunrise helps, and so does waking up earlier for reading and breakfasting before school. Writing here, on this platform, does too. Which is why I truly feel that its a pity that I've all but neglected this space in the past months or so. I hate apologizing (so I shan't) but if anyone is wondering if I'm still here; I am.
Crumbles are some of my favorite foods; hands down. There's this appeal that I find in consuming crumbly, sweet clusters of oats - hence all the granola-love. This one was a hasty recipe whipped up after a particularly tiring Wednesday at school. I wasn't expecting it to amount to much, but it did surpass expectations, especially upon arriving at the gooey blueberry jam/juice at the bottom. Apples and blueberries always work in tandem - mild sweetness with the tang of blueberries. Feel free to sub the apples for pears, or the blueberries with chopped strawberries or mixed with raspberries/cranberries (they're too sour on their own).
Blueberry and Apple Crumble
time taken ~40 minutes
makes two small crumbles
To be continued.