I’ve had a bit of trouble getting myself back into my usual routine since last Thursday. I just didn’t really care too much if I did some chores or did some baking. Today I tried to do better.
I’d been meaning to try a coconut cupcake recipe for a while. I came across this recipe which is a variation of Ina Garten’s famous cupcake recipe. This recipe is halved, and uses a little less butter, sugar and eggs proportionately.
The coconut in the batter makes it nice and chewy. There’s buttermilk which adds a nice flavour. And make sure you beat the butter and sugar for the full five minutes. It really does make a difference.
On Wednesday I set aside my work files and Apollo and I took my (new) van to Saskatoon to go to (what I like to call) Knit Club at Prairie Lily to see Judy and the girls.. The night before I had the big fella bring in the dog beds from the car so they could warm up and in the morning we’d all be warm for the drive down. Apollo rushed over to them, gave them a good sniffing, and snuggled up on them for the entire night. He obviously could smell Sabrina’s scent on them. Poor boy .
He seems to be doing okay; the first few days he wandered around the house looking for her. But now he seems to be used to her absence. The big fella and I are doing better, too, but it’s still a noticeable void.