Winter Adventure and Fairy Hot Chocolate

Chilling girl and her dreams

I make pancakes every Sunday morning, sometimes even on Saturday. It’s my reward after a week of routine, hurried breakfasts and bleak winter days. It’s my sweet escape. Some people hike, some people make love or vacuum-clean listening to Beethoven. I make pancakes.

That Sunday morning I woke up in a no-pancake-mood. Well. it happens even to the best of us. I made a nest on my wide windowsill and sat there, quiet and motionless, dreaming of an adventure. Any adventure of any kind will perfectly do for a wintery no-pancakes Sunday morning.

Why not go to the sea?

I love living by the water. I love the sea when it’s cold and grim and abandoned. I love when it’s lonely and endless and covered with snow. The truth is, there is no better place for a picnic than the seashore under the snow! (Can you believe you just saw the words snow and picnic in one sentence?) Then I’ll say it again: there is no better place for a winter picnic than a snow-covered seashore on the condition if you have the right fairy picnic stuff,

Winter Picnic

Let’ say, Fairy Hot Chocolate

Why Fairy? Because of a special Fairy spice mix I add to my chocolate.

Let’s make the mix (I’m talking recipe now!). Combine a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of ground cinnamon, and a pinch of ground ginger. Your mix is just about done, now sprinkle it with a tiny bit cayenne pepper to add a touch of the fireplace warmth. You can mix up a large batch of this blend (adjust the quantities accordingly) and keep it for every Fairy-Hot-Chocolate-cup-occasion. It won’t be long until the next one, I promise!

Now warm a cup of an almond milk, whisk in 2 tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. cane sugar, two drops of pure natural vanilla extract, and your Fairy spice mix.

Pour your chocolate into a thermos and sip on as you feel the cold pinching your cheeks and steal under your coat.

Fairy Hot Chocolate

Lucky me, on that pancake-less Sunday morning I got my winter adventure. I was treading the Baltic seashore, watching the wind dance around me and fool with my hair, blinking at the crashing waves. You know, if you’ve never been to this cold and lonely shore  you’d have no idea of that beautiful sound the waves make in winter.

Winter Escape

16 thoughts on
“Winter Adventure and Fairy Hot Chocolate”

  1. Well done.
    Feels like being there with you, at the seaside.
    Its a great narrative talent to perform a masterpiece of simple pleasures of life!
    And this talent is you!

  2. What a beautiful story!!! I loved the pictures. They really bring the feeling like winter magic moment.

    • thank you, Elina!:) your fairies inspired me on that adventure!!

  3. Such a wonderful story, dear Anna! Would love to join you on the next no-pancakes Sunday 😉

  4. Mmm… A delicious little story from a distant seashore. A can almost feel the salty smell of the cold sea blended with a light scent of hot chocolate. 🙂

    • if only I could share my fairy chocolate with all my Montreal friends!!

  5. Greig Watts says:

    oh Anna, lovely story, pictures and chocolate!
    send me some in the post!

  6. Wonderful story. It made me smile:) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Вот жеж незадачка, я не понимаю на иностранном 🙂

    • разве не чудесный повод начать что-то новое?:)

    • thanks!:) me too:) can’t wait when it can be much longer than in winter time:)

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