pizza with thinly sliced lemon and fresh arugula from the garden. we tried to make a focaccia crust this time but it came out a bit heavy. we're going to try a different recipe next time and actually wait awhile before baking it. the kitchen is easily 5 times messier every time we cook together but so worth it. it's been balmy here in california. i put my bathing suit on sunday, almost as a joke but when i lay down in our backyard it felt wonderful to feel sun again like that. the grass is vibrant green from all the rain and the garden walls are covered in this soft, velvety moss. flowers are blooming everywhere. i'm never ready to let go of winter, unlike everyone else. i have to admit though, this is one of the most beautiful times of the year, when everything starts to grow and transition out of the cold.