The Origin of Maple Syrup
In her drafty log cabin, Elanor set up all the ingredients she remembered her mother would need for her favorite treat- just butter, some sea salt, and a whole bucketful of maple syrup. On such a chilly evening, Elanor reminisced about how her mother loved to bake in snowy weather. She gently rested her thoughts in the back of her mind while she poured the sap from the metal container into a large stew pot lofted above the fire and watched as steam began to drift up from the surface. The familiar scent of maple wafted from its perch above the flame, and she knew she'd have about half an hour before the boiling candy was ready for stirring and cooling. Her younger sister Lacey was too little to help, and she was far too preoccupied playing with her doll on the floor, anyway.
Imaginary Authors- A Perfume Review
I had been eyeing Imaginary Authors as a perfume brand for a long time before I finally received a sample set of theirs for Christmas two years ago. For readers and writers alike, Imaginary Authors presented an opportunity to step into scent as a story to wrap around ourselves instead of just an accessory. Certain perfumes deliver on that promise, and some of them fell flat, but I still wholeheartedly recommend checking out their website and perusing all of the scent stories ready to join you on your next adventure. The brand has since released several new additions to their anthology, but all the classics I've reviewed are still available.
- Top Story - July 2023