I am back and in the swing of things and enjoying my yoga practice to a new degree. I am bounding out of bed, even after not so much sleep to do strange and interesting things like stand on my head for fun. I even think I need less sleep because of this new enthusiasm. But now begins a weekend where I do not have to get up at crazy early hours for the first time in a long time. I may even sleep in until - gasp - 7am. I try to aim beyond that sometimes, but for a 5:30am-er, that really is sleeping!
So last night I wanted to break away from my usual warm weather comforts of soups and sauces and risottos. I had some sweet potatoes that were begging to be used. So I cut them up and put them in a roasting dish. Then the wheels began to turn. I wanted a bit of colour, I wanted a bit of contrast from sweet, but please people, I am not Southern enough to start reaching for the marshmallows. But a tart, crisp Green apple? Yes please. Olive oil, salt, pepper. Pre cooking.
Are the colours not lovely? And the smell would have been homey, if it were not for some sauerkraut that I was roasting on the stovetop to accompany. I love me some sauerkraut, but I am sure my neighbours do not love me for making the building smell like old socks.
Once the taters were good and crispy and the apples were good and melty, I tossed them in a bowl with some walnuts and spooned the sauerkraut overtop. Germans have apples and potatoes and they have sauerkraut and potatoes - we just have a new partnership here.
Have a great weekend.