December 4th 2012 was not the kindest of days.
I woke up unsettled from a dream of fragmented sadness, then found myself tangled in technological terror as my blog floundered around me and my host’s support team responded to my cries for help in Computer Language that whooshed right over my head like so much icing sugar placed in front of a fan.
However, no day is allowed to end without at least a few moments of shimmering glory. Moments such as reading emails from Lisa that I’ll treasure always, or walking for an hour through dustings of rain in the darkening evening to meet wonderful potential (hopefully, hopefully, fingers crossed!) housemates in one of my favourite areas of Toronto.
It also helps to simply focus on the gloriousness that is sweet nutty creamy heavenly roasted winter squash drizzled with incredible Canadian nut butter.
Sweet Dumpling Squash.
Soft, honey-sweet, creamy, perfect with peanut hazelnut butter.
Black Futzu Pumpkin.
Firmer, nuttier, still sweet, but deeper, more complex. Looks a bit like a chestnut. Found at Brickworks Farmers Market.
Perfect with macadamia cashew butter.
Sometimes, it truly is the little things that make life so completely worth embracing.