Thursday, February 9, 2012


I've decided to change it up.  I need a blog site that I can edit and customize to my liking.  Blogger is simple, easy to use, but not as customizable as I want.

I've moved locations -

Mahatma Gandhi once said...

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."  I've always loved this quote.  Something about it has always rung true.  I don't know why, maybe because it is.  

Now, more than ever, I realize that tiny little word - mistake.  What exactly is a mistake? defines it simply:

  [mi-steyk]  noun, verb, -took, -tak·en, -tak·ing.
An error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.
A misunderstanding or misconception.

As humans, we make mistakes.  We make mistakes daily.  Sometimes we are forgiven and others we are not.  However, in the society that we live in, it is entirely our prerogative to make these mistakes. 

Some mistakes are shackled to us like the shackles on an inmate, there is no getting rid of what has been done or said.  But is that not harsh?  Unjust?  I suppose it truly depends on the situation.

I’m a young adult; I’ve made mistakes and only imagine that I will make more.  I suppose you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about.

Let’s just say …I made a mistake and I could not agree with Gandhi more as I do now.  Freedom has been questioned, entirely.  Freedom not in the sense of prisoners in shackles: but freedom in the sense of opinions, judgments and even sympathies. 

I’m entirely too honest for my own good.  Like most characteristics this can be proven to be both a blessing and curse.  In the situation that I have put myself in, my honesty has proven to be nothing but a curse.  My honesty has made me make a mistake.  A vital mistake.  BUT a mistake nonetheless.  One that has been attached to my ankles like chains. 

I am talking in code, clearly, and I mean to.  I wish that I could explain what has happened and what I’ve said or done.  I can’t.  One can only help but avoid the repetition of such mistakes.

If you know me, you know what has happened.  If you do not, I hope that you can somewhat agree with what I’ve said.  Regardless, I just needed to rant :).


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


It's 1:50-ish in the morning and I'm wide awake.
Today has been quite a day. Hectic as can be, tiring as can be.
I'm laying here, wide awake, going through Pins.
I came across this one. This quote. Down below.

It's quite the quote. I adore it. I don't hate love though. I just cannot help but agree with the way this quote is written. Regardless of what kind of love we feel - it does get inside you and it can most definitely, without a doubt, rip you apart.
This quote hit home on a hectic ad tiring day, like today.
It's funny how the love we feel for someone or someones can affect our entire day(s) ...good or bad.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mini NY Cheesecakes

Traditional Turkish cooking

The next few weeks, rather than solely focusing on baking, I'll be delving more into the world of cooking. Cooking that my mum and the women of my family know by heart. Cooking I have no idea how to do.

Stay tuned. This should be interesting.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Don't count your muffins until they're baked

Yesterday I wrote about my creative outlet and how baking and cooking has become just that.
I wrote about how I wanted to bake cinnamon muffins - I'm not entirely sure why I chose to bake cinnamon ones but I did.  I think it had to do with a slight craving for gingerbread cookies (I'm the WORST at baking cookies, fyi).

They turned out quite delicious, when heated up and buttered up.  If you don't like your muffins heated and buttered, well you're truly missing out.

Anyhow, I suppose I should get on with the recipe, hey?

The Recipe:
1 cup                                   flour
3/4 teaspoon        baking powder
1/4 teaspoon             baking soda
1 teaspoon                    cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon                        ginger
a teansy bit of allspice 
a teansy bit of cloves (1 or 2 or 3?)
1/4 teaspoon                            salt
1/4 cup                       brown sugar 
2                                             eggs
2             tablespoons maple syrup
3-6 tablespoons                       milk  
2 tablespoons                        butter

Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
Ready with all of your ingredients?  Okay!  Blend all dry ingredients together.  
Add all liquid-y ingredients to the dry.
Grease up your baking pan, I used butter, but it's completely up to you (Pam, cooking oil -work just as fine).  
Spoon batter approximately 2/3s full and bake for 15-20 minutes.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Creative outlet!

What have I been up to the past couple of days??  I feel like I haven't written in eons.  Which I know is completely untrue but it just feels that way.  No judging, kay?  My couple of days have consisted of absolutely nothing really, aside from feeling ill.  Ill due to homework and headaches, which I haven't really had in while.  I guess it was about time.

I've realized something though.  Going a couple of days without cooking or baking kills me.  Accounting isn't a creative course, it's a straight forward balanced out course (with a few grey areas).  So where do I let out my thoughts and creativity?  Aside from this mini-blog, I cook and I bake.  As well as a couple of DIY things I have going on.  BUT ---when I don't do anything creative for a couple of days, I'm not myself.  I'm grumpy and mean.

In order to save some of my friends from a whiny bitch fest, I decided to bake.  I swear, I did it for my friends, no one else!  Just kidding.  Clearly, I needed a way to get some "colour" into my life, the bleak black and white world of accounting and business math just wasn't cutting it for me.

Rather than baking a cake, or the miniature kind I adore OH SO MUCH (cupcakes, if you didn't get it;)).  I decided to bake muffins.  It's been years and years since I've baked muffins.  Shocking.

I decided to go with something different, not typical blueberry muffins that I tend to run towards, but instead, cinnamon muffins with a sugary glaze topped with walnut scraps.  They sound good, eh?  I thought so too.

Keep reading for the up-coming recipe and pictures :).