i’m sitting here wondering where my weekend has gone. i really try (try being the operative word….) to accomplish a lot of tasks on the weekend including things i enjoy (ahem, cooking and baking), as well as tidying the apartment and different projects that need at least one weekend day to tackle.
this morning we finally, after weeks of talking about it, re-arranged our room. this was no small feat as we had to move most of our things out into the hallways, incidentally barricading geoff in his room, before arranging them…as well as vacuum, dust and wipe down all surfaces. this was all accomplished, believe it or not, before 11am, good thing geoff was sleeping through most of this or he would have been trapped. i also managed to re-vamp the look of this here blog…which, the banner may have taken longer to create than re-arranging our bedroom did. other than that, not much else went down besides a lot of lounging and a teeny, tiny bit of shopping…which may arguably be one of my favorite activities. lounging that is, not shopping…but therein lies the argument.
oh, and i also managed to make these pavlova’s and this wonderfully tart and citrus-tastic key lime and grapefruit curd. the curd turned out a bit runny, but i think that was from adding extra (like more than double the amount called for) citrus juice to the original recipe. i like my citrus treats to be tart…like when your jaw tightens a bit on impact with your tongue. yum. though i personally felt like it was time for a light dessert, sean and geoff did not and these were not as popular as i would have liked. too bad for them that i do all the cooking.
i adapted this recipe for the pavlova’s from simply recipes…and my only adaptation was adding almond instead of vanilla extract. i’m not even going to post the curd recipe since i barely used a recipe and added a crap-ton grapefruit and key lime juice. here is a pretty curd i spotted the other day on serious eats (and if you scroll down you might see something by me…). the recipe i loosely followed was from baking: from my home to yours, by dorie greenspan. sorry about the recipe-less laziness…long weekend you know.