It’s natural to feel all the feels on New Year’s Day. The holidays seem to serve up every emotion and the first day of the new year is no exception. Its arrival signals both an end and a beginning; the holidays are over, but a new, blank slate stretches out ahead of us.
As I write this, it strikes me how much today is very much a tea kind of day. It’s Monday. It’s pouring and the wind is blowing every which way. It’s mid-afternoon, and I have barely put a dent in my to-do list. But there is always time for tea. And so I stop, and make tea — in order to better write about how to make a perfect cup of tea.
Sometimes wellness mean eating the cookie — or, at least, making the cookie. I firmly believe that holiday cookies are the answer to the holiday blues. Here is a healthier take on my mom’s old-fashioned sugar cut-out cookies.