I have finally regained my post-mofo mojo. I took a break (if you can call working 2 jobs, recovering from a running injury and Christmas shopping a break).
But now I’m back!
A fabulous weekend full of giving and receiving was just the push I needed to get back to posting.
On Friday, a very special surprise greeted me when I walked into my building after a very long day at work. This HUGE basket of fruit was waiting for me.
A rustic loaf of walnut sourdough from the Brickstreet Bakery
And three chocolate bars from Soma Chocolate – one with crystallized ginger, one with seville orange peel and a seasonal special full of dried cherries, cranberries, cocao nibs and Sumac.
The walnut loaf disappeared quickly – the chocolates were reserved for future revelry!
On Sunday evening, I attended another festive gathering – an end of season event for Not Far From the Tree. We celebrated our harvest of 19, 600 lbs of fruit from Toronto’s backyards. I’m a dedicated volunteer, or a Supreme Gleaner as they say, so it was a lot of fun to see the other volunteers dressed up and mingling rather than hauling fruit and climbing trees. My amazing hub coordinator, Mark, gave me a jar of vegan vegetable soup and Laurel gave me a jar of crabapple jelly. I love parties with great goody bags!
Since I’m feeling so generous, I’d like to share with you a simple treat to give you the energy you need to thrive during December’s chaotic itinerary. I was so tempted to call them “heavenly balls” or “santa’s balls”…but the silliness didn’t do justice to this sophisticated snack.
One blissful bite will keep feeling full and festive while navigating the mall, carolling at tree-lighting concerts or touring the local nativity scene.
I’ve got a few cookie exchange parties and office celebrations this week. What do you bring to the work potluck?