It’s cold in Philadelphia. Not as cold and windy like it was in Boston when I lived there in another life, but cold enough. Cold enough to use the oven to bake bread and roast vegetables and fill the house with cozy smells.
Part of the fun of making cozy food or food to share with friends is serving it in dishes you made yourself. If you made a lot of dishes, you might even persuade your friends to take home a bowl or a mug. I made a few bowls at The Clay Studio last summer and then used them to serve lunch to some friends.
They got to take the tricornered bowls home. Maybe I’ll make some more of these next summer.