What’s the fudge all about? Part 1 – LIGHT

Scarcely after midnight in a moment of free sans tranquillity –
Time stood still.
I fell,
And knew nothing more than that which I thought was you –
We communicate;
And mostly,
Our sails are heading in the same direction –
Storms stir us.
We hold,
We let go,
We Love –
Each day a new ingredient is added,
An unfolding life –
With spices shared.
Cooking connects,
Feels –
And heals.
Tomorrows yesterday melts into moments of ambrosia –
Love is light.
We take flight!
Lovingly made fudge makes a memorable gift. There are as many types of fudge flavours as there are colours; from butterscotch, to mint, vanilla to coffee, ginger to rum and raisin. Today I’m sharing a classic chocolate one, in a raw style. My next post will be Part 2 – and I’ve included a picture above. These chilled cashew Fudgelets (a name I like to call individual pieces of fudge, made with love) bring smiles in abundance, and they are quick and easy to make, so even more smiles, if you please.
I’m reading an interesting book, “Why love matters,” by Sue Gerhardt. She explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life. Apparently, pathways form that affect the way we respond to stress; these pathways determine how well individuals may cope.
So what has this got to do with fudge? Fudge is a childhood favourite of mine. I remember buying a batch in Cornwall as a gift for my family on a school trip. The gift was accidentally left on the train at Victoria… I make fudge to share, in fact sharing is my favourite part of cooking. I enjoy the gentle rolling of these soft and sticky Fudgelets, and the methodical and repetitive movements involved in preparing them. My oldest son likes cooking too, I actively encourage him to help in the kitchen. Cooking with children gives both parent and child time to catch up and share thoughts and stories, my youngest son is six months old and happily looks on.
What’s the fudge all about?
Food is a medium that brings together loved ones. And as the ripples of positivity roll into daily life, perceptions and expectations become brighter. Cooking helps build self-confidence in children and also builds healthier appetites.
Sometimes love is literally squeezed out of people, it is most visible in the eyes. However, treat someone with love and you become a beacon of hope, like an oasis in a dessert and droplets of kindness gently become free flowing and healing begins. Try making Fudgelets and share with someone you love.
Cashew Fudgelets are even better than the fudge you may already have tasted, here’s why;
  • They help people overcome depression.
  • Cashew nuts contain significant amounts of B vitamins including niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid and riboflavin.
  • Are a very good source of copper and tryptophan.
  • They have a mild sweetness and smooth texture.
  • Full of vitamin E.
To all Mothers out there, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day, and a special thanks to the mother we all share, for all her deliciousness, Mother Nature!
Happiness and Love,
Cashew Fudge
Cashew nuts, 180g
Cocoa powder, 30g
Salt, a good pinch
Coconut oil, 50g
Sweet freedom/ maple syrup 150g
Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
BLITZ first three ingredients together in a food processor until fine.
ADD wet ingredients to dry and blend until well mixed.
ROLL into varying sized balls, to suit different appetites.
SPREAD in a parchment lined baking pan. When serving cut into varying sized pieces to suit all appetites.
REFRIGERATE until very firm, for at least an hour.
SHARE and love always!

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