A Humble Magic

Weekend breakfasts, dusty books, homemade bread, afternoon tea, yoga, clementines in winter, baby giggles, dog snuggles, the woods.
First day of Spring. 

First day of Spring. 

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

Margaret Atwood (via lunaraurora)

I love this. Now there’s just the small matter of getting to or even SEEING the dirt beneath all the snow!

(Source: meadow-sage, via theyellowdoorpaperie)

Strawberry Mojito Cocktail RecipeIngredients* 1.5 ounces of simple syrup* about 3 fresh strawberries* about 4-5 fresh spearmint sprigs (chopped if you prefer smaller mint pieces in your cocktail)* soda water* 1/2 lime* 2 ounces of light rum1. In a chilled glass (about 10-12 ounces), muddle the simple syrup, strawberries and mint leaves together with the back of a spoon or muddler. Crush the strawberries and mint leaves well.2. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass, add the rum and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top off with soda water.3. Garnish with mint sprigs or strawberry slices. Makes 1 drink.

Strawberry Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients
* 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
* about 3 fresh strawberries
* about 4-5 fresh spearmint sprigs (chopped if you prefer smaller mint pieces in your cocktail)
* soda water
* 1/2 lime
* 2 ounces of light rum


1. In a chilled glass (about 10-12 ounces), muddle the simple syrup, strawberries and mint leaves together with the back of a spoon or muddler. Crush the strawberries and mint leaves well.

2. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the glass, add the rum and stir well. Fill glass with ice and top off with soda water.

3. Garnish with mint sprigs or strawberry slices. Makes 1 drink.

Deer graze on fallen cherry blossom petals during a hana fubuki, or a flower snowstorm, in Japan’s Nara Park.

Deer graze on fallen cherry blossom petals during a hana fubuki, or a flower snowstorm, in Japan’s Nara Park.

Rhubarb and Rosewater Syrup

Rhubarb and Rosewater Syrup

Quinoa Strawberry Pistachio Cake

Quinoa Strawberry Pistachio Cake

Leave out the goat cheese in recipe to make vegan.

Leave out the goat cheese in recipe to make vegan.