Saturday Happenings

Because rainy days are for baking.

Click here for the recipe from theprettybee.com. It’s my first gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and nut free cake. And it’s chocolate. I’m a fan!

My recipe notes:

Apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar (keep in mind some vinegars ate NOT gluten free)

Add 2 Tbs. strong dark roast coffee and as much extra GF flour. Trust me on this. 😍

Grapeseed oil instead of canola oil

Coconut sugar instead of cane sugar… not sure how much difference it makes. I just didn’t have any cane sugar.

I didn’t put in chocolate chips, because I was out. I have allergen-free chocolate icing to use instead.

Hygge Krog

Hygge- the feeling of comfort, warmth, appreciation, friendship- is growing in popularity around the world. In a world dominated by electronics, long-distance communication, and rushing through the work week, no wonder people are starting to embrace it.

Hygge krog is basically a hygge corner. A nook set aside to embrace that feeling… to unwind, to slow down, to read, to remember to enjoy life.

A nook doesn’t take long to create. Grab your favorite chair. I got mine ten-years ago for $25 dollars, when it was ripped and very much in need of a vacuuming. Put it somewhere you find relaxing, where you will enjoy the view. Layer textures by adding your favorite throw (or throws) and pillow. Add some books, a journal, a candle, a favorite picture of friends and family, a plant, a place to set a hot cup of tea, twinkle lights… any of those things that will bring back familiarity and warmth in an otherwise frantic or hectic day.

Challenge yourself to sit and journal or read or think for 10-15 minutes every day. My favorite time is right before bed. By slowing down and dimming the lights, I help calm my brain so that I fall asleep faster.

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