Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men
It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about start when tomorrow comes!
And this is how I’m feeling now. This song from my favorite musical in the world echoes the exact thoughts in my head. The general elections are coming right up and I do hope for a change in government this very year, when I finally have the right to vote. Not that my vote is that big a deal, but perhaps, this country will make the turning point we sorely need.
Les Miserables. There are so many ways to describe it, but the one thing I can say is that it is definitely the best musical I’ve seen around. There’s no doubt to it. The cast and music are absolutely brilliant, taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride, which you might never want to get off. This song (as above) was what that got me listening to the whole musical over and over again. It’s crazy, but perhaps I have the desire for revolution to take place here… That might do the country some good eh?
As addicted to the musical as I am to chocolate. And as silly as it may sound, chocolate and I go way back into time. From a mountain of chocolate coins, to pilfering my mother’s chocolates, to binging on thick hot chocolate sauce, I must say, it was meant to be…chocolate and me. While I prefer bittersweet chocolate in my desserts at the moment, I still like an ‘occasional’ candy fix. A twix bar, kit kat or a s’more. Sometimes a simple chocolate dessert can be so gratifying.
Like this yogurt chocolate cake. It’s so perfect on its own. You don’t need to go through the unnecessary fuss of frosting. Although, it is absolutely wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…Don’t bother complicating the simplicity of this cake. But if you wish, try making an almost s’more cake with homemade marshmallows! It’s a little over the top for me (ridiculous, I know), but…still, it’s pretty good.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or dutch-processed, your preference)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup canola oil
1 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract