As I start this blog, the word introspection came to mind another journey, as I look back in a month of chaotic and unsettled feelings like waves thrashing back in forth the coastline… there was a calming tonight as if a weight had been lifted off my chest nothing short of a resolution, Nov. 28, 2012. Where indecision and anxiety stood, clarity and closure was now in its place. I shall not miss these feelings, the stigmas and the bondage which cut and drained me as I set myself free. They don’t know me.
Being introspective or reflective upon oneself is probably the best healing there is. “Live for yourself, not what people may say-so true, so true.” I accept myself for who I am with all my flaws and strengths. That is who I want to be and what sets me apart from the rest.
As the sound of jingle bells, and deck the halls fill my car, it brings warmth and cheer. For one thing my oven will be loving me NOT as I fill its cavity with cookies and cakes. The Nutcracker always manages to fill me with joy not to mention the Vancouver Christmas Market where I get my goodies to decorate my tree and garland with my ever expanding decorations. Hey they are pretty okay? All that glimmer and intricate detailing well worth my shinny penny. I shall have a good time tonight with the volunteering at the Christmas Market.
I have been deciding what to post next and once again procrastinating as usual thus decided to post a cheesecake instead.
Cheesecake Marbled (New York Style)
80 g Graham Cracker Crumbs
30 g honey
50 g butter (melted) crust
340 g cream cheese
60 g sugar
80 g sour cream
1. Grind Graham crackers
2. Combine honey and butter with graham crackers
3. Press inside cake ring and bake 300 for 10 minutes
1. Cream the cheese until smooth and then add sugar and sour cream
2. Gradually incorporate the eggs and mix in completely.
3. Reserve cream cheese mixture for decoration and mix with cocoa powder to form paste.
4. Spoon on to cream cheese mixture and decorate.
5. Bake 300F for 45 mins until firm.