When your world is upside down.
And one of the people you love most in this world is in a place they can't climb out of on their own.
All you can do is hold the ladder.
Because, they have to choose to climb out of that hole.
When all you can do is sit on your hands and watch.
Hold back your words.
And listen. And hear.
And not have all the answers.
Because the answers aren't yours to come up with.
There are times...
When all you can be is a shoulder to lean on.
A soft place to land.
And hold out a cloth to wipe a teary eye.
Knowing that in the end, time and patience are needed while the healing takes place.
I suppose it might seem trite to focus on things like food when life is crazier than you would like it to be, but I always find it centering to pass time on normal activities.
I liked that this week's recipe was elegant, but simply done.
Almond cream was mixed and set aside to chill.
Puff pastry was rolled out and prepared for topping.
Apples were sliced and arranged on top, brushed with an egg wash and a healthy sprinkling of Muscovado sugar.
A spell in the oven resulted in a golden treat.
I changed up the recipe by substituting sour cream for the heavy cream and puff pastry in lieu of the phyllo.
Simple elegance in a world that is anything but.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. The recipe for the apple almond tart can be found here.