OMG, I CAN ACTUALLY BLOG.
ICYMI, my blog has been down for DAYS. I tried not to get overly angry, but man was I ever pissed off.
Monday: Me looking at my blog: “are you taking the piss?! Seriously, ARE YOU TAKING THE PISS?!?!
TUESDAY!!! WTF!?!? PISS TAKEN. BLOOD BOILING.
WEDNESDAY: NFW, WHY OH WHY OH WHY IS MY BLOG STILL EFFED UP?!
I’m now logged in and blogging. My BP is approaching safe levels, and I can breathe. Not easily, but oxygen is flowing in the proper channels.
Now I can blog what I intended to blog for MONDAY, on a WEDNESDAY EVENING. (breathe in, breathe out..)
I’ve collected some of my favorite literary quotes to share. Some people don’t love quotes. I find them to be comforting quilt squares which I can stitch together to form the tapestry of all I’ve read. It’s impossible to remember all of the text in any given tome, but a snippet, a shining bit of prose that skitters off the page and into the depths of my mind, reifying itself indelibly into my conscious nature? Yes, by all means, let me keep my quotes.
Five Literary Quotes to Inspire You
Five literary quotes to inspire and a great recipe for TASTY #goldenmilk #booknerd #shanerdigans…
And now for the recipe!!
I’ve been on the whole-health kick lately, and with that, I’ve been changing my drinking and eating habits. Going dry more often, making sure I exercise more, and being conscious of what I put in my body and how it affects my life.
The internet is ABUZZ with golden milk. It’s purported properties, benefits, mood-altering abilities, etc. This was one case of holistic “wuwujuju” medicine I didn’t immediately balk at. Mostly because the chief ingredient in the Golden Milk is turmeric, and many studies have proven its benefits, and because when I was trying to get pregnant, the Chinese apothecary/TCM doctor (an MD PhD) made me turmeric tea. That tea tasted like tree bark and dog droppings, but I did get knocked up, and I felt healthy during the process. (If not a bit stiff and sleep deprived. Side note: it is unfair that we end up becoming sleep deprived while in the process of trying to become sleep deprived.)
This golden milk recipe is delicious. It tastes of ginger and spices instead of tree bark and dog droppings. A HUGE step up!
- 500 ml (about 2 cups) unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 tbsp ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp honey
- 5 peppercorns
- 1 aniseed pod (omit if you hate anise.)
- 3 cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick
- few flakes red pepper flake
- heat milk in a saucepan on medium until simmering
- stir in honey and turmeric, cook 2 minutes
- add remaining ingredients, turn to low, cook 8 minutes
- strain, pour, serve.