Embracing Winter…

Glass Half Empty
There were days when my whiny cantankerousness welcomed winter. Admittedly, I was a brat then. Unappreciative of Mother Nature’s simplistic attire. I coveted sunshine, my ignorant mind misconstruing rays for happiness. Floral bounties and barefoot walks along the beach became the sole harbingers of joy. I succumbed to an intense yearning for warmth, failing to accept uncertainty & more so, change. A change that is entailed by the necessity for balance. I was blinded by my own stubborn resolve. I visioned winter to be a scorned witch on a broomstick, armed with unbridled blustery winds in one hand and frigidity in the other, constantly battle ready. I wasn’t one to surrender, I fought hard, cursed and complained. If seasons had sounds then summer was synonymous with Mozart’s harmonious symphonies while winter screamed of dissonance screeching like a  rockstar’s broken electric guitar.

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Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering, ‘it will be happier’…”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

Time and tide wait for none, they say….2015 flew by in the wink of an eye!
I sat by my bedside on January 1st, quietly gazing at the tranquil sight outside the window. It was the first snowfall of 2016 and the snowflakes gently & silently brushed the ground as I sipped my lemon tea. What a beautiful gift on the new year! Nature’s way of saying, ” Welcome 2016! Hope you bring good tidings!” Continue reading “Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze”

#peppermint dark hot chocolate & #peppermint white hot chocolate

” Charlie put the mug to his lips, and as the rich warm creamy chocolate ran through his throat into his empty tummy, his whole body from head to toe began to tingle with pleasure, and a feeling of intense happiness spread over him.”
– Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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