In Romancing The Ordinary, published in 2002, Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote about celebrating the everyday. She writes about celebrating the things that are “right under our nose” but that we take for granted. It’s these every day things that make daily life extra special, particularly in these challenging times. Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! If there was ever a time for romancing the ordinary, it is definitely now.
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Romancing The Ordinary
Fresh strawberries, the smell of the garden after the rain, hot coffee in the morning, a soft shawl thrown round our shoulders as we feel an evening breeze, all of these things are ‘ordinary’ but special, all at the same time. Even in these challenging times, we can still find joy in things like this.
Enjoying a delicious meal in the evening is one of my favourite ways of romancing the ordinary.
This Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with a Spicy Sauce is an easy, make your own take away supper that the whole family will love. There’s a gluten free option too! If there are fewer round the table than normal, leftovers have delicious possibilities which I share in the post as well.
I also enjoy romancing the ordinary by making homemade cakes and enjoying them with comforting cup of tea. I’ve also popped a few care packages on the doorsteps of friends and neighbours to brighten their days as well.
This Banana Gingerbread Loaf with Ginger Glaze is one of the loaf cakes I have made most frequently over the last few weeks.
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Romancing The Ordinary – Featured Posts
Here are the posts I chose this week to highlight romancing the ordinary (from top left, clockwise):-
Kristine of Red Shutter Cottage shared her inspiring Springtime Living Room, full of beautiful, meaningful objects. She has created a warm and welcoming space, romancing the ordinary and making every day special.
This DIY Teacher Gift from Katy at Petals Pies and Otherwise would be a welcome gift for anyone. She used easy to obtain items to make a very thoughtful gift.
Miz Helen of Miz Helen’s Country Cottage uses fresh garden veggies to create an exceptional side dish in this delicious Garden Veggie Cornbread Casserole.
In The Feels In May, Joanne of My Slices of Life, is romancing the ordinary as she shares the everyday things that make the life really special.
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