Every now and then in the weekends, we treat ourselves with fresh breakfast rolls and some pastry from out local baker. My favorite Danish pastry is Thebirkes - Danish Poppy Seed Rolls. The crispy layers of butter dough are folded around a layer of marzipan, with sprinkled poppy seeds on the top.
I have not tried to bake Thebirkes myself, but I found a recipe at the Honest Cooking blog, where you find a bit more history of this pastry (that actually has it's roots in 18th - 19th century Austria).
Slow mornings in the weekends are the best. Even if one wakes up in the normal time, it is a pleasure to let your thoughts and senses linger in the morning routines themselves ... The scent of tea and coffee, the pink sky turning to golden and blue, the notes of the birdsong from outside ...
Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment and look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
I surprised my friend with a big bouquet of roses this Monday - she just loves fresh flowers! It was the color of the roses, that made me think about her, and choose the flowers for her. The roses had the color of peach fruit inside, and the tip of the petals had a deeper red tone. She became really happy, when she opened the door, and saw the bouquet of roses : "Are those for me?! Oh dear, how beautiful they are ... come in..." - and we had a cozy moment chatting together. I have also received many random acts of kindness myself this week:
My colleague had baked delicious vanilla biscuits at work, and she came by my office with these tasty treats the other afternoon ... How wonderful was that! My mouth is watering just by the thought of the scrumptious biscuits.
I had a
cold last weekend, and my body seems to be still recovering: I have
fallen asleep already at 7-8 pm. in the evenings. My dear husband has
been so mindfull ... "Off to bed with you, I'll take care of the kitchen and the rest" - so I have been sleeping 10-11 hours each night.
mom has subscribed a Finnish Women's Magazine - Kodin Kuvalehti - to
me. It is a cozy magazine, with articles on health, family, creativity
& DIY, with discussion on actual topics. In that way I can keep up with both on what's going on in Finland, and in reading Finnish.
... Have you noticed some random acts of kindness this week?