Don’t you think seven AM on a Sunday is way too early to be awake? Let alone to be cooking? My boys’ four-year-old cousin had spent the night, and at six-thirty AM she whispered in my ear, “Um, Valentina, can we make the pancakes now?” (Actually, that was her second question. First she wanted to know if I could paint her nails.)
She’s quite cute and charming, so of course, I got right up, and the day began somewhat wildly with Buckwheat Banana Pancakes .
Later the day became peaceful while I made this incredible fig preserves recipe. The fresh green figs were so beautiful, and the vanilla was so aromatic — I knew it would be lovely. It was. And the house smelled wonderful, too boot!