I love all the random connections that happen on a regular basis. Because I work at the grocery store I work at, I know the lady who works in the smoke shop, who sells lottery tickets to a man who has a son who has a farm who she buys her eggs from every friday. And because she does, I found out about him, and now I buy eggs from him too! I love how they’re all different sizes and colors. And some have polka-dots. It’s just a lot more fun to cook with farm fresh eggs, than a bunch of exactly-the-same white ones.
There are also cooking classes where I work, and I recently attended one that included a wine-pairing, so the wife and husband of a local winery came to showcase their wine. Because of that, I had a chance to talk with the wife, Heather, and find out about anisette, an anise liqueur they make, that has sugar crystals inside each bottle – making each bottle unique! At the liquor store it’s on the bottom shelf, and something I never would have noticed or found myself, so I’m super excited to have been told about it! I love anything and everything anise. My night cream is black current & liquorice – I have multiple anise scented soaps I got from multiple people for christmas – and one of my FAVORITE snacks is pineapple with anise yogurt dip (I just mix yogurt, anise extract and a little bit of stevia or honey). I’m a little obsessed. Don’t be surprised if you see me come out with a recipe soon featuring anise flavour. OH! I even made some homemade anise dark chocolates the other day. I didn’t even know the intensity of my own love for chocolate or anise until I put them together. You have to try it. But I suppose you should try these froyo bars, first, since you are here for the recipe I’m assuming.
These are a refreshing snack to hold you over in between meals. They give you a little tasty reminder of the warm seasons to come. I think I just made these because I’m anticipating summer and all the healthy popsicle recipes I make. But they’re also very energizing and perfect for a pre-workout snack!
I hope you’re all having a great february, and I also hope, single or not, you had a fantastic Valentine’s Day! xoxo
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