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Chilli Chocolate Chip Cookies

Found this recipe today via Rock Recipes… on the must-try list.

Sift together and set aside:
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder (adjust to taste)

Cream together until light and fluffy
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar

Add, one at a time, beating well after each addition:
2 extra large eggs

Fold in the dry ingredients along with
1 cup chocolate chips

Roll into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in a combination of
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder

Bake on a lined cookie sheet for about 10 minutes at 190 degrees C. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

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The Rainbow Week

A random photo and story post…

I had an intense week before Easter.  I knew it was coming and I wasn’t looking forward to it.  But I got through it and I knew that at the other end would be a reward.  A family holiday to the beach.

It was the most relaxed and at peace I have felt in longer than I want to think about.

I sat on the balcony in the sun and read books.

I went for a drive just to see what was there and stopped when the world looked interesting.

I floated in the ocean and listened to the sound of the waves.

I had fresh seafood overlooking the beach.

I walked and walked (see, bitch does walk).

I went to the movies.  I lay on the bed and watched a movie on my computer.

I shopped in places different to home.

I sat with family and watched them do the same things they’ve been doing all my life.

I watched my daughter do the same things I did as a kid with my family.

I had Mexican and a margarita (yes, only one).

I ate Rocky Road ice cream while sitting on the jetty at night.

And of course I chocolated (it was Easter…).

Before leaving on my holiday, I spent a day with friends.  Just hanging out, catching up, eating, drinking, laughing, talking.  I am so lucky to have such wonderful, honest, open, real people in my life.

I was talking to a friend today over coffee about how I need to put some of this stuff, these holiday things, into my everyday life.  It doesn’t have to be much, I don’t think.  A special treat for no reason.  A day trip somewhere different.  Going out of my way to do something out of the ordinary.

A moment of appreciation amongst the mundane day to day of life for the things that matter.

This Easter, I have lived this blog’s motto.

Fun.  Family.  Good friends.