Recipe: Ginger Snaps

I love this Ginger Snap recipe because it uses extra ginger for a zesty full of Christmas burst of flavour!

3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 teaspoons white vinegar
3 3/4 cups all-purpose white flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon table salt

*parchment paper

1) Pre-heat oven to 325F (160C)
In large mixing bowl using electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
2) Beat in eggs, molasses, and vinegar.
3) In another mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
4) Add dry mixture to butter mixture in small batches.
5) Using a tablespoon to scoop dough, roll between palms into 3/4 inch (2 cm) balls, then flatten slightly with palms and place about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on parchment lined baking sheet. For thinner cookies use a the bottom of a glass (lightly floured) to flatten the cookies some more.
6) Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until desired doneness. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing from baking sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Stores well in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Baked cookies can also be frozen.
Makes about 8 dozen cookies.

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Poem: Ruby-days

Ruby-autumn bows her head
sheds her clothes
sheds her crown
takes up ruby-white instead
Ruby-cold pulls us near; wraps us tight
in numbing ruby-kisses
blooming cheeks with snow-brushed
ruby-roses ruby-glowing
in winter’s twinkling ruby-lights

ruby-cold on ruby-noses
ruby-Santa with ruby-wishes
ruby-sparkles on the tree
ruby-hopes to keep us warm

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ruby-hips on ruby-fire
ruby-bodies laying close

ruby-desires burn all night.


Haiku: Enraptured

不完美的完美 / Beauty of imperfect

(Photo credit: Kovis)

I am obsessed with
her perfect imperfections.
My tongue stays silent.


Poem: Well Salted

We slide past
each fully aware
senses aroused
feeling oceans
moving inside
rushing tides
cresting waves
surging depths
churning
yearning
with memories
we haven’t yet made

until all I imagine
is the warm taste of salt
sliding over my tongue.


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I can see
You feel it
deep down
burning inside
just aching
slow throbbing
twitching
in beating
I can help
come here
lean close

let me rub
it
just so

let me soothe
it
just so

touching
and teasing
pleasing
then easing
moving
your moaning
from grimace
to groaning
let it slip
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penetrating heat
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there?
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now firmer
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now the big finish
can you feel it?
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crumpling apart.


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