chocolate coconut rum balls

“The world changes when it snows. It gets quiet. Everything softens.”

- Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls S01E08

chocolate coconut rum balls

Are you waiting for snow, looking at it as you read this, wishing it away? I am currently still waiting. The kind lady on the news said it should start snowing tonight. Let’s hope she’s right and we get the first snowfall of 2015. I’d love that. It is pretty late in the evening, so I hope I wake up to it tomorrow morning. I just love snow and the quietness it brings. And I’d rather have it now than in the beginning of May. Craziness like that has happened before. A snow free winter followed by a fresh warm spring and then a sudden crazy snowy day when you least expect it and when no one wants it anymore.

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Cherry beet smoothie

January 22, 2015

cherry beet smoothie

Oh boy, I’ve been a bad blogger. This little break I’ve had wasn’t planned AT ALL. A little while back I told you about me being sick and at that time I really felt like I was getting better, only to realize I was feeling a lot worse a day or two later. My doctor thinks I caught one virus and as I was recovering I caught another one. It’s unfortunate, but I have noticed a lot of people have been sick and I guess I just wasn’t careful enough when I went out. My blood tests didn’t show anything apart from me having a cold, so this isn’t anything serious, but it still sucks. I have a full list of recipes I want to share but I just haven’t had the energy to do anything in the kitchen. I promise I’ll make it up to you!
cherry beet smoothie
I am slowly getting better though, with the help of medicine, tea and fruit. Speaking of tea, chamomile tea with honey is my absolute favorite. When I was younger, my mom always made me tea that was a mix of mint and chamomile. That was my favorite back then. Clearly, my taste has hardly changed. I do love different types of tea, but nothing makes me feel better and cozier than chamomile when I don’t feel good. As for fruit, I’ve been loving clementines and blood oranges. Clementines especially are a winter essential. They’re kind of like snow, you know? I can’t picture a winter without it and I can’t picture it without clementines. Although, we’ve had better luck with citrus this year. It only snowed for a few days and now the snow is all gone and we’re back in this mix of winter/spring weather with occasional autumn-like foggy days.

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mitzyathome tree blur

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve wanted to write a more personal post for a while now, a recipe-less post, the kind I used to write. I like little updates, short monthly summaries of life. I hope you all had a great December. Mine was perfect. Although I spent half of it sick and some of it a bit annoyed over the hectic situation in stores, it was still perfect. The fact that I’ve been feeling poorly for the past two-three weeks really made me slow down and find pleasure in the little things. Rok spoiled me with all the gifts he bought and the cats have been really, really good around the tree. So far the ornaments are still intact, the lights still work and the white pillow I put under the tree for them to nap on is in use pretty much all the time. We saw a lot of movies last month and laughed probably more than ever. And let me tell you something, laughing while your whole body aches is not easy. And definitely not when every other laugh turns into a cough contest, but oh man, I’d do it again.

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homemade chocolate liqueur

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing day and spent it surrounded by the people you love. And with some good food and drinks. That’s exactly what I did. With the added bonus of a cat in my lap. But these days, it’s not just coffee I crave, it’s liqueur. Crave might be a strong word, but I have been dreaming about this for so long and the days of celebration are finally here. This chocolate liqueur is all I wanted three days ago, on a late Tuesday afternoon, when I stood in a never-ending line at the grocery store, all annoyed and just ready to get out of there. We had to do some quick food shopping that day and the situation was absolutely crazy. The shopping mall we (Rok and I) went to was so packed I couldn’t find a single shopping cart or basket. They were all taken! That has never happened to me before. I guess it served me right for going there in the first place, but I did honestly need a few things. So when we stood in line trying not to drop any food on the floor, and I was grumpier than Grumpy Cat, I just wanted a cold shot of chocolate liqueur. And I actually planned on having a drink later at home, but the quiet environment was all I really needed at that moment and I saved that drink for a more appropriate moment, like Christmas day.

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