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Thinking Out Loud #21 The old..the new

The air is buzzing with randomness; brain contents splattered on screens around the world..some other planets too if I’m not mistaken. Let’s give our host a curtsey then! Thank you Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚ . I know I love reading up a good theme. Heck I love -trying- to write up a theme myself. I’ll start off strong, then proceed to lose my train of thought or delve thoroughly into another theme in itself. As off right now I’ve got a certain “concept” to put into play..let’s see how it goes.





1. OLD is having a specific craving build up over time into a ball of moss – that finally exploded on Monday – and demanding to be heeded. NEW is that particular craving being a chocolate brownie. I have never craved a chocolate brownie before this month. It’s amazing how the brain is quick to recall past images of a tantalizing recipe when the tummy is requesting it.

chocolate gingerbread brownies

The texture was spot.on. Delicately crispy on top, fudgy and cakey in the middle. Perhaps I shouldn’t have used “Crude” black molasses. Perhapsย I should have determined whether I like molasses for that matter, or not. But nooo, I am quite the smarty pants yes. Never had a lick of molasses in my life, yet I go and throw a good lot in brownies, politely ignoring the important fact that the particular brand of molasses had a scent that was throwing me off. Needless to say, I couldn’t quite stomach these. I am however fairly certain, that I had my hands on the incorrect molasses. A craving ignored, is a craving….uhm anyone? We couldn’t have that – whatever that is – so an emergency visit to my favorite coffee shop the following day took care of it.

Cashew brownie (to die for!) with vanilla ice creamcashew brownie a la mode


I mean, if we’re going to fix a craving we might as well do a good and proper job, right ๐Ÿ˜‰ .


2. OLD is my previous Blackberry smartphone. I know right..what the blik was I doing with a Blackberry!? Well…NEW is my new (duh!) Blackberry smartphone. Don’t ask! But I’ll tell you anyway. You humans can rock your S4’s and 5’s; it’s not for this girl. I’m a Blackberry addict.

blackberry pendant

The sad element of the matter: I’m not even embarrassed.


3. OLD is investing in a bar of my favorite chocolate.Lindt Chilli

NEW is happening upon a unexpected arrival and – on an impulse – getting myself a mini.ย Lindt arrival

Amusingly enough, my only regret is why I didn’t take a big bar. What did I expect? Lindt can do no wrong.You can bet I was squealing and acting all touristy by snapping 500 pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Take that Australia :p !Lindt Hello




4. OLD is missing out on a WIAW party. I was never one with a decent blogging schedule and partaying on the weekly tends to leave me sapped. NEW is discovering that I need to get my “dose” by discussing ALL THE FOOD!


5. OLD is hankering a little bit of veggies every day..they taste fabulous you know! NEW is opting for more cooked than raw to mollify the intense need for comfort that has risen with the colder temperatures.

Baked sweet potato, topped with butter and tinned flaked salmon. Mushroom, spinach,onion stir-fry.. fresh tomatoes.baked sweet potato



6. OLD is being reluctant to have a queue of ย blogs (hence why I do not click “follow” anymore) in my reader for fear of feeding “that anxious feeling” of so much to do read. NEW is recognizing the underlying issue and acknowledging that it sounds like a load of bull, yet is nothing to sneeze at when dealing with a creature of my mental capacity. Yes – I just insulted myself ever so lightly.


7. OLD is enjoying breakfast in bed on return from the cold outdoors every single day. [Relatively] NEW is the now habitual addition of chocolate in my morning bowl of oatmeal.

breakfast in bed



8. OLD is not being a lover of meat..you could say I’m chicken ๐Ÿ˜‰ . NEW is experiencing a weird sudden crave for the fillet my Mum cooked up last night.

Fillet in onions, roast butternut, steamed cauliflower, dillย pickleย fillet supperI reckon it could only do good things for my orange-ish blood :straight face: .


9. OLD is that I’ve always considered every blogger and reader my friend..whether you like it or not. Live with it. NEW is that I’m aware that I have an actual “blend” <3!


10. OLD is my stance on pb&j and pb&banana sandwiches: love. NEW is having it with a mug of Hot Chocolate; together the hurricane of flavors transport me to Pluto ๐Ÿ™‚ .

PB&Banana+Hot chocolate


11. You are not getting rid of me just yet, sorry. OLD is random night-time snacks. NEW is random night-time snacks that endow me with a measure of knowledge.

Chocolate-chip banana muffin crumbled in yogurt, topped with chunky applesauce and crunchy PB. Clementine on the side.snack


Lesson: Do not consume citrus immediately after a super sweet snack!


What can be subbed in place of molasses?

Do little things easily drive you to an anxiety attack?

I felt like being a little parasite today..did I succeed in annoying you -at all- ??





11 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud #21 The old..the new

  1. You know what’s funny? I was actually really craving molasses the other day, but I usually don’t whip it out until around Christmas so I have another… 6 or 7 months to go ๐Ÿ˜† But I don’t blame you on not being keen on the taste — it’s definitely an acquired one. That being said, I’m not really sure what crude molasses is… but I do know there are lighter versions of it!. And I’m right there with you on not eating citrus after a sweet snack. Brings out the sour puss face for sure.

    • Ooooh yeahhh, that was the face I was pulling for sure..I was just lacking a name for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ !
      I think “Crude” is a very medicinal version of good ol’ molasses. I was pondering over grabbing a bottle of Treacle molasses yesterday..buut, I need some time to lose the molasses “taste” and “smell” before getting back into it :p .

  2. What is it about Blackberries that makes some people fond of them? I’ve never understood the hype but then again I don’t have an iPhone, either, so I’m probably not one to get many hypes.
    The anxiety coming from an overflowing blog reader? I know it so well. The same goes with an abundance of newspaper articles to be read hence why cancelling my subscription months ago probably was a smart move. I still miss it, though.
    And an actual blend? Well, that sounds pretty awesome to me. (:

    • Thank goodness you aren’t hype-ish!..so you won’t be going all “how can you not like an S..something” on me! Exactly; it can start of just enjoyable, but then with the enjoyment from reading comes the anxiety of – must read it all.
      It is pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

  3. Hmmm… I think you were using Blackstrap Molasses. My mum is Kiwi and she calls Blackstrap “Crude”, and Fancy “Treacle”. I’d say go for the treacle, it has a milder, smoother taste. You could also look for Beet Molasses. That’s a much milder taste than both. You could also try a little bit of golden syrup, or some baking honey. The darker richer kind, but both of these are much sweeter than molasses

    I however, LOVE molasses. I eat it by the spoonful in the mornings. It’s so B vitamin rich, and full of minerals. But I think I’m one of the few people who will drink a quarter cup of blackstrap molasses and want more!

    • Yeah it was Blackstrap! My Mum takes it on an empty stomach in water every morning; not that she’s a fan though! Wow, you’re a molasses master! Hmmm I’ve never seen Beet molasses, but I’m definitely open to trying out the “treacle” kind – once I recover from the effect “crude” had on my taste buds that is ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

      What the ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ? I know how good it is!..and now I’m slightly envious that it’s possible for a human to love it that much hahaa. You are one special soul for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ .

      • haha!! I get crazy looks for sure. I had a friend give me three cartons of molasses for Christmas one year. It was actually the best thing ever.

    • Yeah, go us!
      I could not for the life of me decide which of the gorgeous fillings actually “spoke” to me. But then a part of me knew that I could not leave the store without “Cookies and Cream” ๐Ÿ˜€ . I was utterly swooning from the first bite..none of that overly creamy stuff going on; it had such a good crumbly crunch factor.

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