What do you make for a weary traveller?
I’ve been that girl, wandering off a red-eye, struggling to understand the numbers on the clock and navigating my way across a strange city to the doorstep of a dear friend. In the whirl of jetlag delirium, your focus becomes twofold – sleep and sustenance.
I still remember one time when my Mom picked me up at the airport after a 10-hour flight adventure. She had packed me a little lunch in a brown paper bag. I was in my early 30s, but pulling out that peanut butter sandwich made me feel like her little girl – cared for, loved, comforted. It was the best sandwich I have ever had.
I always say, eating nourishes our bodies, being fed nourishes our souls.
With that in mind, in honour of a long awaited visitor, I made a big batch of hearty, chocolate chip and cashew cookies based on a recipe from the Whole Grain Vegan Baking book and some of the creamiest, chocolate ice cream I’ve ever churned up. It has a coconut milk base, a hint of coffee and a wonderful, deep chocolate flavour. I’m pretty sure, together, it says, “welcome” and “please stay awhile”.
It is the stuff that jetlag-induced-dreams are made of.
I hope today, you can find a way to meet a friend at a farmers market to chat over cherries, order Thai takeout and snuggle with a friend on the couch, or simply slip out for a cup coffee and call someone you care about on the phone as you sip it down. It is the little things that can make a Tuesday like this…terrific. xo