Words are too simple for emotions. Anxiety can be synonymous with nervousness, unease and also paralyzing fear. We say that one is depressed after a disappointing game result, one is depressed after losing their wallet, and one is also depressed when they’re looking down from the edge of a bridge. These feelings, these emotions, are sometimes felt simply flooding one’s mind, but some feel it deep in their stomach, suffocating in their chest, or clogging up their throat. We lack words that describe the combination of emotions. Despair can be hopelessness and sad, but what would we call the oxymoron of distress and delight, or the curdling mix of shock, remorse, hope, and guilt?
In this exhausting and futile quest to find the right words to explain the states of being, we end in frustration. We try to find refuge in an activity, where hopefully distracting emotions are numbed by the task at hand. My sanctuary is in the kitchen, so here I share with you a bright yellow tropical dessert which is anything but confusing. The tart case is also a simple one, where it just needs ot be pressed into the case, thus minimizing stress. It’s a lemon tart with some tropical coconut to help you cope with the cold winters.
Makes one 24cm pie
Pinch of salt
Bake for about 20 minutes in the heated oven.
Leave to cool for at least an hour and then garnish with lemon zest and toasted shredded coconut.