So. As some of you know, I finished studying last June and have been idly sitting around contemplating life ever since…. (oh wait… and job hunting of course) and have spent rather a lot of time looking at waste-free lifestyles and the likes!… For me personally, the idea of consuming more and more things every day that the world can never re-use, things that get dug into the ground and left there forever destroys my sense of peace in the world!… For example, i read a thing yesterday saying that every toothbrush ever made is either in, or headed for a hole in the ground where it will stay FOREVER!!!!….. I know… So needless to say it just doesn’t fit well with me.
So today, on yet another day when i was at home (actually researching a book I’m writing… long story, will tell you all about it one day)… when i was reading up on reducing waste and people who don’t buy anything that has packaging! Brilliant idea me thinks. Aside from the fact that i have a LOT of kids who may or may not need to move into a cave to attempt living rubbish free. There were a lot of useful points and things I’d like to start doing in my life but wait…There it was! The most beautiful recipe ever….
BEHOLD!… *Enters suspenseful music here…..twiddle diddle deeeeeeeeee falala*
Add…. 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/2 cup water to a pan and whisk vigorously. Add 3/4 cup of sugar (yes yes i know… it has lots of sugar, which i generally struggle with but when ISNT hot chocolate a sugary treat anyway so read on my peeps…). Bring to the boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly.
Once its done, take off the heat and add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla essence (I personally LOVE vanilla, so didn’t scrimp at all on this note) and voila!.. Done… Nectar of the Gods…
Hmm.. i had best show you some pictures…. although if i added it to more milk now simply to take a picture for you guys I’d have to drink that too and i just had a whole glass just before and there are no kids around to carry the burden for me… so…. * imagine the milkshake for me will ya? * 🙂 )…..
*runs off to take some pictures*
Eeek… final note.. excuse the pictures of my bench.. I’ve been stewing plums and making banana muffins and all sorts and there’s a chance I’m better at the making stuff part than i am cleaning up as i go 😉 … meh… it’ll wait!