Sunny with a chance of Cocoa

Earlier this week we had one of those gorgeous fall days. For those you living in Vancouver, you know what day I mean. It started out normal; grey cloudy, slightly rainy, mostly gloomy. But somewhere around mid morning there was a break in the clouds and the sun burst out like an unexpected gift.

My morning ended up being one procrastination after another; culminating in an hour and a half long jaunt to get groceries – normally takes me about thirty minutes- and muddy knees. Why muddy knees? Well, I kept kneeling down for photos.



Not sure how many of these mushrooms might be of the edible variety, but damn were they fun to play picture taking with.


This next mushroom was probably the neatest of them all, couldn’t you just picture a fairy or something just sitting atop? I wish I’d gotten a better photo, but this ain’t bad.


After returning home from my adventures my rumbly tumbly informed me it was time for lunch. Although the sun was out it was a wintery fall day indeed, and my cold nose and chilled hands knew it was time for hot chocolate. Being in dietetics sometimes I feel weird about promoting “un-healthy” food, but if ever I had a food moto it would be everything in moderation. So here is what I normally do for a quick and not-so-bad-for you hot cocoa.


Quick and Not-so-bad-for-you Hot Chocolate

1 cup of milk (whatever is your favourite, or you have around, I used skim)
3 TBSP cocoa powder
1 TBSP sugar (I love to use brown sugar, don’t know, just do.)
Pinch cinnamon

1. Heat half-a-cup of the milk in microwave for about 35 seconds.
2. Add in cocoa and sugar, then stir (I recently discovered that if you whisk with a fork, it mixes up awesomely and sort of fluffs up.). Add in rest of milk, stir a little more.
3. Heat some more, I usually do about 2 to 3 minutes, with a break at each minute to make sure it doesn’t overflow (because it sucks to clean microwaves.)

And voila, a yummy treat on a perfect fall day!




Filed under food, Fun

6 responses to “Sunny with a chance of Cocoa

  1. You’re back! It’s a Christmas miracle 🙂

  2. We have a bunch of mushrooms that have just popped up in our back lawn. I wanted to get out there and photograph them, but the weather has turned so I don’t think I’ll be able to. Boourns!

    And I would argue talking about drinking cocoa is about promoting a normal, balanced lifestyle, which is healthy!

  3. Thanks for stopping my blog! Wow, what fantastic photos! Adding you to the reader now 🙂

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