This is not a recipe. I’m sorry. I’m finding it difficult to cook lately, but hopefully that energy will return soon. But I wanted to write about something else. Or rather, someone else. This has been on my mind for the past few days and I think writing it out will help me… move on? Heal? I don’t even know. But I know I need to write it.
Ah yes, a chill is in the air and the Gray Blanket Cloud of Winter has rolled officially rolled over Seattle, where it will likely remain until May. Hooooraaaaaay.
But what’s the point of shaking your fist at the gloom when there’s nothing you can really do about it, short of dragging the Earth closer to the sun — which, I am told, by the way, would have catastrophic consequences?
On these blue winter days, I like to make a hot cup of chai and curl up by a window to do some reading. Because the one upside of drab winter days is that there is no shame in taking it easy and not even bothering to change out of your favorite cat pajamas for an entire 24 hours. People just understand.
And while I love a sweet Starbucks/coffeeshop chai just as much as the next person, making your own at home is super easy once you’ve got your arsenal of spices at the ready. And in the winter when gingerbread and fruitcakes and pies are getting churned out of nearly every kitchen, it’s likely you already have all the ingredients for a great hot chai.
Obligatory first post salutations! Though this isn’t actually my first post, as just a few years prior to this, I was over on Blogger writing away on kelinda.KELINDA version 1.0. Thank you to the wonderful community that has followed me from there, to social media, and now to here — it has been amazing having such a supportive audience, even when I took an unannounced hiatus that went on for much longer than I had anticipated. Yipes. Sorry about that, guys.
It’s good to be back, but this little blog will now focus on my kitchen adventures as well as outfits of the day. If you only care for one or the other, set your bookmarks accordingly!