Do you hear what I hear? It's the drumbeat of a big, gay American Christmas jingling around the corner. Gay, as in happy and dressed up with stardust and tinsel. My favorite thing about the Pagan holidays is fruitcake. Don't be mad. The Tao of fruitcake is how I like my music these days; dense, boozy and chewy. It's a Kapha dosha thing. If you don't like my dessert, maybe you'll dig my advice.
Here is a trio of baking tips and along with a thick and moist playlist for you, wintry soul. December Solstice, holla.
>>Throw out last year's spices or betta yet, sacrifice them to whip up homemade potpourri. Grind out new ones before you start baking.
>>Use the highest quality vanilla and butter. God wants you to have real butter. A wee pat on occasion will do you good. Find a local dairy that brags on being sustainable and kind.
>>Listen to these thirteen undulating tracks while you're making sugar plums and mugs of hot buttered rum for your darlings.
Consequence of Jealousy | Robert Glasper Experiment Ft. Meshell Ndegeocello
Honey Molasses | Jill Scott
Sabrosa | Beastie Boys
Gold Dayzz | Ultraista
Stillness Is the Move | Solange
Dark Star | Polica
Fiction | The XX
Love of My Life | Erykah Badu
Tea Leaf Dancers | Flying Lotus Ft. Andreya Triana
Zone | The Weeknd Ft. Drake
I Want You | Madonna / Massive Attack
He Loves Me (Solo in Paris) | Lianne La Havas
Fire We Make | Alicia Keys & Maxwell
That should hold you for the moment, snow bunny. Leggo.