I'm a big fan of traditions, passed down from one generation to another, from mom to daughter, from the past to the future - tradition serves as a memory of a different time and of people and is much more than a just a sequence of actions - it is a bridge to the future.
Every time the skies open and rain pours down my window, and the air is fragrant with the scent of the earth, I do one of a few things - Stand at my window celebrating the rain, or sit down with a large cup of something warm. The rain helps me slow my pace down, no more lists to make, no more worries to harbor - just follow the gentle pitter-patter of the raindrops and let everything else go, at least for a bit.
Allowing ourselves to indulge every once in a while is a luxury that we sometimes don't let ourselves enjoy often enough. Being focussed on the present, on this very moment - however sane it may sound, sometimes doesn't feed the soul, it can be rejuvenating to not be in the present - to be in a different time and place, to enjoy a guilt-free slice of time is pure bliss!
My interpretation of Baklava with an asian twist that is perfectly crunchy and sweet and very addictive and so very indulgent. This is my entry to Sugar High Friday 23 - Surprise Inside!
Mix chopped walnuts (3/4 cup) with honey (1 Tbsp.)and 1 Tsp. Cinnamon. Brush the edges of the wonton wrapper with water, place 1 tsp. of the walnut mixture in the center of the wrapper and fold into a triangle. Seal the edges. Now, curl the other side of the wonton and overlap the edges and seal, making sure that the walnut mixture doesm't seep out of the wonton.
Heat oil and deep fry wontons till golden brown, drizzle with honey and melted chocolate, if desired.