Homemade Cappuccino and Resolutions

January 9, 2009

Every now and then I fancy this.

Today is one of those days. I’m cold after walking my daughter to school (she’s just had 3 days off with a cold/cough – so not a lot of work getting done here!) and I’ve spent 15 minutes scraping the ice off the car because I have a dentist appointment later.

I know a lot of you are starting healthy eating new year’s resolutions so you’ll have to ignore this post or use cinnamon instead of chocolate on top and change lots of other things about it……

I enjoy the process of making a decent cup of coffee with my Bodum cafetiere, heating the milk up then using my Lakeland frother, mixing the two and sprinkling with my children’s ‘hot chocolate’ powder. Delicious, naughty but nice. I know this isn’t strictly the right way to make cappuccino so maybe I should have called it an imitation or pretend cappuccino?

By the way my new year’s resolutions start on the 1st February, I have to build up gradually to make them sustainable! I’ve been busy decluttering the house and paperwork so far, now on to food & exercise plans.  I found this goal setting video useful.

If you have any healthy, tasty alternatives to this, any tips for maintaining resolutions or any tasty treats you make for your self, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Wishing You All A Happy, Healthy and Productive New Year!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elizabeth Marsh 01.14.09 at 9:34 am

Hello Madeleine, I find your approach very positive. All things in balance! If resolutions are about denial rather than encouraging ourselves to live positively, they only lead to indulgence eventually. I like to joke sometimes that I have a balanced diet… it includes both vegetables AND chocolate! ;-) Warm regards, Elizabeth

2 maddles 01.14.09 at 12:15 pm

Hello Elizabeth, I like your balanced diet! I’m aiming for moderation in all things so agree with you on finding balance to avoid feeling deprived.

Your website makes me want to start making lip balms and creams again – would you recommend aromantic’s courses?
Best wishes, Madeleine

3 Elizabeth Marsh 01.14.09 at 12:22 pm

Hello, yes I’d definitely recommend Aromantic. In fact, between writing my comment and receiving yours I booked onto two new courses in the summer (my birthday present! :-) – advanced haircare products and anti-wrinkle/ rejuvenation products. Based on what I’ve learnt from Aromantic over the last couple of years I’m now setting up a small business selling natural cosmetics – I’ll blog about it once I get the website up in the next few months! Warm regards, Elizabeth

4 maddles 01.14.09 at 12:43 pm

Hello, How exciting, can’t wait to see your products!
Do you know if beginners go on the courses you mention?
Best wishes, Madeleine

5 Elizabeth Marsh 01.14.09 at 4:42 pm

Hello, yes the courses are suitable for beginners – I was! I wrote about the first 3 courses I did here: http://apotheblogary.blogspot.com/2008/04/3-wonderful-days-of-aromantic-courses.html. I decided to do all 3 days, but you can just do one at a time. Warm regards, Elizabeth

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