Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Su’s post two days ago declaring it’s time again for our monthly virtual tea party – how could it be that we’re already halfway through October? (Let alone more than halfway through this year?)
I have absolutely no idea, and even worse – I haven’t baked anything for you!! Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa! (That’s fancy latin for “shame on me”.)
So I had two options, no three:
– not taking part in today’s challenge (which actually isn’t an option at all)
– presenting you store-bought cookies (mmh, okay but not ideal)
– or taking out some banana bread from the freezer and toast it (yep, you’ve guessed it, that’s what I did).
“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (I couldn’t agree more!)
It might not look all that appetizing but it tastes absolutely amazing, especially when you add Nutella (which I did). And you’ll love the walnuts and Goji berries I added to the bread (at least I hope you do).
And in case you prefer savory over sweet, there’s also always some home baked sourdough bread and ready-to-bake pretzels in the freezer. 😉
I suspect my lacking enthusiasm when it comes to baking these days can be found in my rising anxiety levels due to our scary rising numbers of infections here.
It’s much worse in France at the moment than it is in Germany now, but let’s not forget that they’re r e a l l y close to us. Also we’re well on our way playing catch-up with them, and Berlin especially is on of the biggest hotspots. Ugh.
While there were about 50 new cases per day in the summer here in Berlin, it’s now up to 500 (!) a day. And the numbers keep rising.
Fortunately we’re in the midst of our Autumn holidays, but after that it’s back to work again, and I’m not really looking forward to that.
Also it’s reported that people started hoarding again – yay! (Will have to see if I can get more toilet paper!)
So there’s not a lot of things that make me happy right now – which might explain why that jar of Nutella is already half empty, I obviously try to rise my serotonin levels via chocolate overdose.
But enough of me! How about you? Are you still/again/never stopped worried? And to my friends in the US: my condolences for having to put up with the election and all that – I don’t envy you! But hey, don’t worry: it’s all fake anyway! 😉