11.30.2011

what will you do today?

Today I will awaken to a chorus of 'hallelujahs' coming from one ginger-haired 6-year-old who declared 'It's a miracle!' upon seeing the freshly fallen snow. I will watch my boys spring from their beds as if it were Christmas morn and ready themselves for school in record time. I will be reminded that there was a time when this white stuff filled me with so much joy and carry with me that childhood bliss as I trudged breathlessly through the unploughed streets to work.

11.27.2011

sunday in the kitchen

It's a rainy, miserable Sunday in November. One of those days meant for curling up on the couch in jammies with a good book and a piece of chocolate cake. That's really what days like these were meant for, so come along and join me!
Chocolate Avocado Cake with Orange Chocolate Glaze
2 C spelt flour
1 C cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 C mashed avocado
3/4 C brown sugar
2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 tbsp warm water (or 2 eggs)
1 C soy buttermilk (add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar to soy milk)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix together dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together avocado and brown sugar before adding flax seed mixture, milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until blended together. Pour into greased springform pan. Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes or until fork comes out clean. Let cake cool before topping with glaze
Orange Chocolate Glaze
1 70% cocoa chocolate bar
3 tbsp milk
1.5 tsp orange flavoured oil
Place chocolate in a bowl over pot of boiling water. Add milk and oil and stir until melted. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar if you like!

11.11.2011

this moment

the sun goes down on warm autumn days
Moment captured by GZ
Inspired by SouleMama

11.05.2011