The sound of the wind blowing though the palm trees wakens me. I look at the clock it is just after 5 in the morning, so I get up and take my tussled bed head downstairs to make some coffee.
Mentally I flick through a shopping list of things that I will need to get today for some recipe testing that I will do later, at the same time wondering who I shall invite to sample the outcome.
Back up stairs, coffee in hand I step out onto the deck; the morning is still dark and the air temperature caressingly warm against my skin. So I sit down and observe the dawning of the day while I slowly sip my coffee, a rich strong Arabica blend into which I have mixed a few cardamom seeds, a spice that has balancing properties and is good for the digestive system too, a tip that I picked up when visiting Zanzibar.
Should the recipe testing turn out well….I will share with you.