My daughter’s coming in ten days! I’m so happy. She also happens to be my friend, a rare miracle between mothers and daughters. Beyond material things from the States, I am so happy to see her again.
- 1 c. brown rice, rinsed
- 2 qts. water
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
- Pinch vanilla powder, or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. coconut extract
- 1/3 c. coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
- options: carob, cacao. The one in the pic is with carob.
Directions: In a large saucepan, combine rice, water and cinnamon stick. Let sit for 3 hours. Then, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes. Cool. Puree rice mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Flavor with coconut extract and sweetener.
Word/Phrase of the Day – Ya habrá tiempo – there will be time.
Tip of the Day – I’ve been really noticing what a true friend is lately. My friends know my shortcomings, and they still love me. I know I’m not a great listener. I interrupt a lot. But I care, between my friends, and they know me well. Always let your kids talk.
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