Sadhvi Sez: Feeling the Spirit in this Wonderland


Attention!!! It’s one of those days where everyone is going to be sitting up straighter and maybe even acting a bit more kind and more aware of how they treat each other because today could be the last day of the world. Exciting, isn’t it?

I’m baking an easy and simple cookie recipe today called “Chocolate Crinkles” that I’ve made for years. It’s online everywhere, with slight variations. The one I use is from Betty Crocker, and the only thing I do differently is to add some ground almonds and maybe a bit more vanilla. If you click here, you will have it.


What else? I’ve made 24 jars of “Marroni Creme”, which is really “Chestnut Jam” (chestnuts, sugar, and vanilla – yum!). I love to make it because no one makes it anymore.

Marroni Creme

I used to buy it when I lived in Switzerland, because it was available in the grocery stores there.
I think you can get it online, but if you’re married to a chestnut roaster, you probably just want to make it yourself, because it really is simple to make.

My husband has a few regular folks that ask for it at his chestnut roasting stand, and they are usually older people from Europe who remember, orĀ  the children of those older people who know that it makes them happy.

And lastly, here’s a video that I took from the Dicken’s Festival at the Biltmore Village a few weeks ago. It’s one where my favorite girl singer’s are performing “Walking in the Winter Wonderland”. Enjoy!

I guess this is my last post IF the world ends. If so, tt’s been a wonderful life, and I’ve had a good time.

If it is still spinning after today, well, until next time.


About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

7 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: Feeling the Spirit in this Wonderland

  1. Oh– it is the season to hear songs that make you happy and remember the past days. I doubt that people realize that it takes a lot of time to make that creme. I never listen to things, such as the world ending, as I am a bit older and and love every minute and every day that my feet touch the ground and I am able to walk. You and Sakshi are great at making people happy – so we Wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for being our daughter.

  2. It’s the 22nd and I’m still here…Who is this I???
    Planting cut and cut again lettuce, bok choy,coriander..harvesting squash, taters, peas and broad beans…

  3. Hey Ramapada!
    Well, another “end of the world” event that is nothing but a fear-based sensation.
    We got our first snow today; quite appropriate, since it’s the first day of winter.
    Whatcha’ planting?

  4. Sadhvi hi, it’s the 21st in New Zealand since we are a day ahead of you. Haven’t seen any new cracks in the pavement…I can go back to gardening then..(it’s summer here)…

  5. You will be around. Thank goodness. Oh, I wish I could try a jar or four of your creme! You are such a class act! In fact, no act at all, the real thing!

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