the holidays were nice, but also, a bit testing… for my ability to be alone and bored, mainly. but a clever person once told me that boredom is the root to new creativity, and so it feels. and, well, now that the life is back to the city, people are out again, my lust for life is finally back.
yesterday, we went for a hamam spa tour and a herb stamp massage (so. good. – sadly, too short). just sitting there and soaking up the warmth and the scents. the relaxation was seeping into my bones and it made me acutely aware that, every now and then, a little pampering does wonders for you – for both, body and mind.
besides, new year’s eve is approaching, and fore once i can’t wait! nye used to be something i wanted to get over with as quickly as possible those past years, but now that i’m spending it with my closest group of friends, and in the mountains, no less, i am seriously looking forward.
peanut butter s’mores chunks
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter
100 g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 pack leibnitz butter cookies, coarsely chopped and crushed
heat a large pot over very low heat and add peanut butter, butter and the chocolate chunks. constantly stir until totally melted – this will take about 10 minutes, but eventually everything will melt. remove from heat and set aside to cool for about 15-20 more minutes. this works best when the mixture is really completely cool, but not solid. then, fold in the marshmallows and cookies until evenly coated and distributed. line a baking pan with parchment, then spread the mixture into the pan, making sure to level out the top and to make the borders straight and smooth. let sit at room temperature for a few hours to firm up, or place in the fridge. when hardened, cut with a hot knife into 2x2cm sized cubes. store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week, but, i mean, eat them immediately, more likely.