Edible

a cuppa.

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Winter is here and the weather is beautiful. I love this season, it makes being inside easy. I have a routine change when cold weather comes knocking on the door. I wake-up almost drowning under the duvet ,put on my slippers, cover myself in my fur coat and head to the kitchen to make a cup of tea. Taking a bath becomes my favorite part of the day and watching movies in bed a scheduled arrangement. So are you ready to put on your knits, drink lots of hot cocoa and eat a lot of soup?

Hot cocoa is a beautiful delight that winter brings around with a cozy look and feel to it. Have a look next time when people drink hot cocoa they normally hold their cup with both hands, close to their bodies and when they go in for a sip they don’t bring the cup up to their mouths, but they almost dive in to get into that goodness. So when writing this blog post I had to add a beautiful recipe to bring back home made hot cocoa. This can not be compared to a instant hot chocolate for it is made with love and home made honesty. It seems like a lot of work for a cup of hot cocoa, but it is so worth it.

Follow the link for the recipe: http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/05/proper-hot-chocolate/

*Honor to Him for creating different seasons.

 

 

Like honey for my spirit.

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Honey, oh sweet pure love, how can one live without You? There is not a day that goes by that my daily nutrition does not contain the existence of honey. So this blog post was bound to happen and I was excited for the day when God would reveal it to me.  My husband and I had a talk about honey and we both felt the same way, so maybe you can relate to this post.

When I eat honey I always feel as if there is some sort of cleansing taking place in my body, that all the filth and toxins are being washed away. I feel so calm and peaceful, completely relaxed. You know that feeling when you are in bed and take the first sip of  rooibos tea with honey, you don’t only feel ready to go to sleep, but there is a moment in that first sip where it almost feels like the world has shut down and it is only you and your teacup. For there would be a big difference when there is no honey involved. I am aware off the fact that honey is a natural antibiotic, but there is more to it than just having medicinal value. I surely have not figured it out yet, but if someone does, feel free to let me know.

Just the other night I had a beautiful visual that God revealed to me that He is like honey to my spirit. When I read His word I am eating the sweet honey. When I am talking to Him I am drinking in the honey. When I bring glory to His name I am indulging in the honey. God is that sweet satisfaction to my spirit when I interact with Him I feel refreshed,  I am cleansed, for He has forgiven my sins. When I soak in His presence, I feel simply satisfied. I have God cravings. The intimacy of abiding in His presence is so addictive there is nothing that can be compared to Him. It’s like that moment when you take your first sip of tea, that moment when the world shuts down, I have that feeling constantly because I have God in me. God you are honey for my spirit and I love to indulge in You.

*Honor to Him for the creation of bees.

lemon.honey.thyme     sorbet

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As you have noticed honey sits very close to my heart, so this combination of honey,lemon and thyme brings joy to my being. Sorbet is a healthy and delicious option to replace ice cream with, not that I will ever replace it…wink wink.

The photography is also displaying this sorbet beautifully. What are your thoughts on this combination?

*Honor to Him for the amazing creation of taste buds.

Follow the link for the recipe.
http://www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com/2012/12/lemon-honey-thyme-sorbet-recipe.html

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