Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Year End

I had plans and intentions.
But you know.

So I'll end the year in my little dusty corner of Blogland by thanking you all for hanging in with me.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a good dose of Gaiman philosophy.


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Its Yule

Today finds me feeling blah blah still but I'm making cake with the offspring in honour of the sun's birthday. #raisingawitchling

And I'm feeling the season this year.
The light returns--in comparsion to where I was and how I was feeling this time, last year, yeah I feel it in my bones this year and I'm grateful that over these months, with intention so much has healed.

Happy Winter Solstice!

“Something in us needs to know that at the end of the longest night, there will be light.
In connecting with the natural world in a way that honors the sacred immanent in all things, we establish a resonance with the seasons. Ritual helps to shift our consciousness to reflect the outer world inside our inner landscape: the sun stands still within us, and time changes. After the longest night, we sing up the dawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished. Sol Invictus — the Unconquered Sun — is seen once again, staining the horizon with the promise of hope and brilliance.”
~ Huffington Post Religion Editors


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

So blah blah blah

There was a time and I've written about it among these very pages, where he would beat me for being sick and fuck it right out of me.
Ah, those were the days.

Current day, just trying to survive as this viral infection runs its course, as I can take absolutely nothing to help it along, homoeopathic remedies aside.

And? Being foodsource while being down and out? Not fun.
Not even one little bit fun.

But this is life. Aren't ya glad you're reading about it? *weary sigh*.



Friday, 15 December 2017

Bah bah la

Sigh.
Its been a week.
Kind of a meh, bah week.

My ability to communicate was off with ALL my circle and life was just kind of getting on my nerves and I feel like i didn't accomplish a single thing, every day and I'm wondering why on earth didn't I do all of my seasonal gift buying on amazon?

Like, hello?!

Its been cold and I've been cooped up all week and its snowing and cold and snowing and cold and I wish I could do more than I am doing.

And apparently there are only two restaurants that we can eat at that doesn't cause me to have an anxiety attack and walk out--or want to...

But whatever.

This time of year can be brutal, hope you all are hanging in there as best you can.



Thursday, 7 December 2017

Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza 2017

Today's the day! Cookies everywhere!
This year I present to you a cupcake.
Its not very festive.And its certainly not a cookie.

What it is however, is eternal proof of my masochism.
*weary sigh*.


This cake is dense, more like a pound/coffee cake and it isn't overly sweet.
The buttercream is just enough icing sugar to make it stiff and its still more yellow than white.

Ingredients:

1 and 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 177°C). Line muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners
Make the cupcakes: in a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Melt butter in another bowl and whisk in sugar. Stir in egg, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract, stir until combined. Slowly mix into dry ingredients. Transfer about 3/4 cup of batter to another medium bowl. Mix in cocoa powder and a tablespoon of milk until combined.
Here you can either pour the chocolate batter into the vanilla batter and swirl with a knife, or alternate spoonfuls into each cupcake liner. Bake for 20-24 minutes.

Buttercream frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, slightly room temp.
3-4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons heavy cream

Beat butter for a few minutes, with forks or a mixer, slowly add sugar and then vanilla extract and cream.

Here are the other participants of this year's goodie exchange!



Baker

blossom

Bogey and Bacall

Cat

collaredmom

DelFonte

Ella

Greengirl

Jz

Katie

Kelly

Lindy

Mrs. Fever

Ms Dixie Wrecked

nilla

Olivia

ronnie

Ryan

Sassy

selkie (recipe here)




Saturday, 2 December 2017

Little things...

As much as I love this season that we are in, it pains my hear that my collar is being used as a paperweight.


My week got better.
Thanks for the love, my friends.