I have a terrible cold! Yep, so bad that I cannot even taste water! So needless to say, no wine reviews this week till I can get the taste buds back in action again. And well, that goes for cooking anything this week also. I could probably make it look good, but who knows how it would taste! Therefore I am having a "pity party" for myself with lots of juice, not of the grape kind, and soup. I have submerged myself in the comfort of my cookbooks and I know during this down time they will give me much inspiration and wonderful ideas. Therefore, when I have recouped, look out kitchen!
As I was sitting out on the deck in my rocker the other morning trying to get acclimated to being vertical instead of horizontal due to much "laying around" with just me and my cold, I looked up to the right and mother nature gave me a little pick me up of a get well gift. The cactus had the most beautiful bloom emerging from the tippy-top of its head. These blooms only come out in the wee hours of the morning and only have a life of only a few hours. As soon as the sun hits them, they are history. I was fortunate to catch this one early! Such a beauty!
So for the next few days, I will be perched out in my rocker with a cookbook waiting...watching the clouds go by.