Mornings are important to me. I think I started appreciating mornings when I moved into my first big girl residency last year. The old, cold, (dirty) wood floors, and the big windows with chipping frames let in the comfiest amount of sunshine.
Mornings are quiet. It's a fresh start. There's really no reason to be mad at them, only reasons to look forward to them. Mornings give me a chance to breathe. I wake up early so I can enjoy some time in which I have nothing to worry or complain about.
I especially like baking in the morning. Maybe because of good smells...maybe because it's quiet...maybe because it's nice to feel like you did something productive before any other obligations you might have. I'm not really sure what it is, but it's totally a good thing.
This scone recipe is from the Joy the Baker cookbook...which I am absolutely, completely, wholly in love with. Good scones take time. Good scones take very cold butter and a cheese grater. Good scones make your house smell like love.
Oatmeal Raspberry Ginger Scones (from the Joy the Baker Cookbook)
Please take this as an open invitation to join my morning team. I promise it's fun.