“WINTER IS NOT A SEASON, IT’S AN OCCUPATION.” Sinclair Lewis
Is it me, or does everything feel like so much more of an effort in the winter?
Walking to the bus stop, hauling my recyclables out to the curb, stopping to put gas in the car . . . . . these 5 minute activities feel like 20 when it’s cold outside! Just getting ready to go to work in the morning feels like an occupation. The days of grabbing my purse and keys are gone for a while. Now I have to consider my coat, boots, warm socks, hat, scarf, mittens and chapstick!
Do you feel like you are working double duty in the winter? I do! Especially on those days when I have to shovel my way out the door before I can get anywhere!
I take a bus and a train back and forth to my job. It’s about an hour and a half commute one way. I leave when it’s dark. I get home when it’s dark. And a warm cup of cocoa really hits the spot some nights. And in the winter months, baking should not feel like another of my occupations!
This sweet, chewy cocoa brownie cake is just about effortless! It’s made in one bowl. You can eat it straight out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream. Or you can add a layer of chocolate ganache and top it with loads of whipped cream! And perfect with a cup of cocoa! [Read more...]