Cinnamon is a favorite household spice, also has been used across the world for centuries. Once traded as money, this spice has a nice flavour and hot aroma that's made it widely popular in cooking, especially in carbonated and curries.
Cooking is a form of self-care and grounding. After beginning my cycle this morning I decided I might as well replenish my body's iron supplies, so I made iron and magnesium the inspiration for this meal. When women bleed we lose iron, and magnesium can help improve mood and alleviate menstrual cramps, so my desire for this dinner was to help with both of the above.
If someone had told me a year ago that I along with everyone else in the world would be living through a global pandemic I never would have believed it. But alas, here we are. The new normal of course is social distancing and continuous mask wearing. No one knows how things will turn out a week from now, a month, a year. You name it. However, one thing is for sure. To be healthy and alive during such strange times is a blessing. And it is for that very reason that I am looking forward to finalizing the details of my dinner party. What dinner party you ask? Well to put it quite simply, it is a special dinner meant to honour the local everyday frontline workers within my neighbourhood.
The elegant tea cup set presented before you is in dedication to a special artist at his royal dinner birthday party. The party is in honor of the artist named John also known to have many names who passed away, but still here in spirit. The rainbow lights extending from the ceiling hit the fine colors on the paintings exhibited on the wall. The long hallway provides an art walk of John's paintings; for the guest to view before taking a seat at the table.
In the early days becoming a writer, to me, meant hosting or attending sophisticated dinner parties in a brownstone apartment with crown molding and paintings on the walls in some city like New York or Paris. This might explain why I’m a much better dinner party hostess than I am a writer. My capacity for rigid discipline only extends to planning dinner party menus and playing the woman of society.