Hey there! I'm a long-time fan of your tumblr, and recently I got in the mood for spiced apple foods and drinks. (I baked a nice spiced apple cake a while back.) I was wondering if you had any recipes or links to making a nice warm spiked spiced-apple drink? Something with all the warm, comforting feeling of a hot apple cider mixed with the kick of a mixed drink with rum or other liquor.
Sangria is one of my favorite things. It combines fruit, which is good, and wine, which I love, into something absolutely divine. And you don’t even have to buy expensive wine. There are those who advocate using good wine for sangria, but I’m a firm believer in finding the cheapest bottle at the grocery store. Seeing that three dollar wine transformed in something delicious and drinkable is nothing short of magical.
I think I’m going to make the Apple Cider Sangria; it sounds pretty fabulous!
Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends in the world
Miss Valentine passed away yesterday morning. We were all with her, so she left this world surrounded by love. I miss her desperately already, the house feels empty, and it’s too quiet. I was going through a really difficult time in my life when she came into it; I was in the middle of a divorce and trying to live on my own for the first time. I had two toddlers, a more than full time job, and I was in a new state, almost a thousand miles from home. She even helped me quit smoking- I was so broke at times, I gave up cigarettes to buy her food. We were in the trenches together, this girl and I.
I won’t tell you I’m not heartbroken; that would be a huge lie. I can say though, that she made my life so much better and happier, and I’ll forever be thankful to her for that. We thought that we were rescuing her all those years ago when we adopted her, but I think that maybe…it was really the other way around.