outerwear is seriously understimated, i think. only recently, i went to the shops to look (with no intention to shop) for winter coats. do you know how hard it is to find the perfect winter coat? the one that will make you happy for many, many winter seasons to come (or at least, the many, many winter days – this season)?
side note: as a kid, i would get a fine coat – only to find the disappointment, after a week or so – that i didn’t like it that much, after all. and then, of course, i was stuck with it, forever (read: all of winter time) – which in switzerland seems to last forever. this problem (i believe women around the globe have experienced it with some fashion item or the other), well it sort of mostly exists with coats, for me. that’s why i’m referring to it as ‘the coats quest’. i want to look good, in winter, not just under the coat but also in a coat. and i’m afraid i feel i never have, felt comfortable in any of my coats. they always sort of felt like a compromise. you know; not invest too much money this year – means not getting exactly what you’d like. and so the vicious cycle of not being happy (with the coat) starts. the result? i am constantly really, really worried about finding the good coat. my coat! that i will love forever. i’m properly whining about it to my friends, in real life, all the time, so you might as well get your share, here, as well. call me nuts (i’ve got it certified), but i just cannot relax when it comes to coats, ever*.
*or maybe, someday, when the universe is kind, i fill find it, be able to afford it, and it will be there to buy in my actual size…! eep! then, the quest will be over. will my life be empty? we will find out… i’ll stay on to it!
the cauliflower has nothing to do with coats quest (except maybe that i was wearing my not-perfect coat to go buy it…). but it’s indecently simple to make. and it looks like it’s not. it’s a deceiving little dish, that one…
purple cauliflower with rose petals
1 purple cauliflower, cut into florets
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. fleur de sel
1 tbsp. dried rose petals, crushed (in a mortar)
1 tbsp. black cumin seeds
preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius / 400 fahrenheit. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. coat the florets with the olive oil, salt and cumin seeds. place in the oven for 30 minutes, until tender and slightly browned. remove, sprinkle with the crushed rose petals and serve.
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