If you have ever sat in front of a fireplace, you will know how deeply relaxing it can be just staring in to it with a nice cup of coffee or hot cocoa with the one you love or just by yourself after a stressful day. Well in Florida not everyone has a fireplace, but if you light a white or blue candle on a table from afar and gaze in to it and stare into it, slow your breathing down and let stressful thoughts float away, you will be relaxed in no time.
It has been said that dark chocolate reduces blood pressure. Try this recipe:
Heat 3/4 cup of milk in saucepan over medium heat until just before boiling.
Remove from heat and transfer to a large mug.
Stir in 1 oz coarsely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate pieces.
Let stand about 30 seconds, then stir to combine.
Then take that hot cocoa and sit by the fireplace( I know we are in Florida) or on your patio and enjoy the cooler breeze as you relax to some Christmas music. You can also share that cup with a special someone in your life and just snuggle up together….