It is raining today. But no one is complaining. It is rain. Not snow. For the first time in 4 months.
The ice caps are melting. The snow mountains in the parking lots are shrinking. The cars are cleaned off their winter crud and salt crust. It will rain for a few weeks, on and off, which will propel Maine into mud season, one of the lesser known seasons. The season when melted snow meets thawing grounds and rivers double in size. Other parts of the country see cherry blossoms and call it spring. We call it thawing out.
This morning I had another try at ‘cake in a cup’, but this time baked, and with the addition of an egg white for the ‘rise’ factor. It was fluffy and crisp, a non-spongy texture, but the taste of the egg was too pronounced.It will take another try, with a flax egg.
The weekend is ahead. What could be better than a little reprive from reality?