No comfortable feelings when looking out the windows at the mess surrounding
us, and more still falling from the remnants of Hurricane Florence on this grey,
dreary, soaking wet Sunday morning. But we are grateful, so grateful, that we have
been spared major damage and unbelievable flooding now coming to so many
areas of this state. Florence has impacted the entire state of North Carolina
and part of South Carolina also.
We still have bands of gusty winds and drenching rain circling but, unless trees
fall due to saturated ground (and the rain will continue through Tuesday), we
should be OK other than the possibility of power outages.
Funny how 'comfort food' can be so personal. My go to food in times
of worry and upset, has always been my simple childhood breakfast of
toast and marmalade.
Very English I guess, and something that continues as a staple in my kitchen,
crusty wholemeal toasting bread, butter, and a pot of perfect marmalade.
Add a mug of strong black coffee, or a cup of hot tea, and calm comes
with each crunch and sip.
To our dear friends in western North Carolina, stay safe as Florence
pays you a visit today. You are in our thoughts and prayers.