Introduction

Life is all about simple pleasures and small moments. If you can cherish these, chances are you will be able to live a rich and fulfilling life, no matter the setting.

When I was a little girl, my mom would make me cinnamon toast, which involved toast, creamy butter, brown sugar, and a sprinkling of cinnamon. She was generous with the butter, which melted in thick patches into the warm toast. Such simple ingredients, yet such pleasurable results – it was the perfect combination of flavours and mouthfeel, and always the perfect treat. Sometimes, my sister and I would roll the toast into a tight cylinder and eat it like a churro, and then the dish was transformed into what we called “rolly bread”.

I haven’t had rolly bread or even cinnamon toast since I became an adult. Sometimes we forget the simplicity of our childhood pleasures as we trudge through the mundaneness of our daily routines, or seek ever more exhilarating thrills which come so cheap and abundantly in this crazy age. So that’s what this blog is for: to remind at least myself, and hopefully a few others, to sit back and enjoy the simple things in life. The understated or seemingly unimportant things that get missed in the blur of the morning rush, the crazy day at work, or the zillion-item to-do list you need to get through this week.

Life is full of these little moments that can be cherished and fondly remembered as the things that “spiced your life”. Just take a step back, make a cup of tea, and munch on some rolly bread.

 

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