So, it's the holidays.
It's the holidays, wherein an eighth has passed rather quickly, and of which I previously had MANY plans for. Okay, I did fulfill some of those plans and learnt a bunch of things, including that of the difference between cocina and cocino, that one should ALWAYS check whether museums are open before walking in when there's a heavy rain, and that action movies are increasing the number of kicks and punches to the point that you yawn mid-fight sequence (see Spectre).
Anyhow, it's been a packed week where I got to meet up with old friends as well as do the final presentation for my research paper - which has been published (YAY!!!). But despite this amount of action in my days which has been comparable to an action movie, it's been rather stale on the food scene.
Admittedly, I haven't been getting up to my elbows in flour and creating new recipes recently, whether it's sheer laziness or the fact that I'm left with too many cookies for three people I really am unsure, but what I am certain of would be that I definitely am going to cook my way through the stack that I currently have on my desk.
Crumbles are, well, so last month. They were the big Thing last month, when it was all hot and summery and dreadfully dry, when they were featured from cover to cover of (food) magazines, tempting your gastronomic desires. Beckoning to you atop shelves in newsstands in their saturated hues of yellow, red and maroon, whispering in that seductive tone come get me now.
But now, here the rain comes, raining hats and socks, with wind that howls through the doorway at 5 in the morning when you've only gotten about four hours of sleep PER night and are trying to get work done and your usually small eyes are even smaller with that lack of sleep and you look like your eyes aren't even open and it sucks trying to get to the bathroom when rain is spattering itself into the corridor and it hits you like icy little bullets that make you want to scream but you can't because you're trying to get to the bathroom as quickly as possible. And you totally know that your circadian rhythm is screwed up.
So my job today, is to persuade you that no, crumbles are not made just for summer. That they don't have such specifications. That yes, they can be eaten from august to march too.