Today, I have been writing, cooking and taking pictures which, to my mind, has been time well spent. My principal currency is time and, as it cannot be saved, I spend freely of it. The house is quiet and the kitchen is sunny. Such an atmosphere makes food and photography blossom . Pastry and cakes having been made, I was finishing off by making an intense tomato sauce for a pasta that we will eat tomorrow night. I had roasted a red pepper, part of which I added to the pasta sauce, and part of which I had for my lunch, mixed with anchovies, capers and fine slivers of garlic. The colours and the look of the dish made me think of Spain, which made me think of sherry, which made me pour a glass of a wonderful amber coloured, chilled, dry oloroso.