rum is my friend

I drank to forget you and all you made me feel.
I ended up drinking a bottle of fireball and half a bottle of rum and called my best friend.
She laid by me as I spilled my heart out of my chest explaining how great the color of your eyes are and how calming the sound of your voice is and how much I love you and why.
She told me in the morning that I spent 7 hours unable to talk about anything but you before I fell asleep.
That’s when I realized there was no forgetting the love of your life.
—  i also realized that I’m still completely in love with you and if you were ever mine again there’s no way id let you slip away again. But it’s too late for that isn’t it darling // e.w
I love you for the way you don’t smoke cigarettes.
I know you think it’s silly, my best friend does to. But you’re laying next to me asleep in bed, and my hands decided to pick up a pen again. I guess this is your penance for falling in love with a writer
But this is about you
And how you don’t smoke cigarettes. And how you only ever drink in moderations. Because I remember the first Sunday you drank a beer in front of me. You probably dont. Not because of how much you drank but simply because to you it was nothing.
And my family doesn’t drink beer. I grew up around rum and tequila and vodka. But now I started drinking beer with my friends. I guess it reminds me of how your lips tasted.
You’re stirring now, probably wondering where my body is. Because instead of being in bed I am up, sitting at our computer desk writing.
But there’s a time to put down the pen and stop writing. There’s a time to start living again.
—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write


Christmas makes me festive. All things twinkly, all things pretty, colourful , rum and raisiny.. :) So I planned to gift my friends some delicious burnt butter banana bread.
Its a pleasant option for those who like it without rum.
So here goes.
All u need

3 over ripe bananas
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup palm sugar ( dark )
2 large room temperature eggs
113 gms ( 1 cup ) butter (I used salted)
1tsp vanilla essence
1tsp baking powder
¼th tsp baking soda
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tsp curd
1tsp cinnamon powder

Method -
Grind the bananas in a coarse paste with the curd and lime juice in a food processor.

In a pan on medium heat melt the butter and cook till it changes colour and just gets slightly brown.

Take a big bowl and whisk together the butter and sugar . slowly add the vanilla essence and one egg at a time and whisk till nice and smooth. Add the bananas. Whisk.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Keep aside.

Slowly fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture till all the dry particles and lightly moist into the wet mixture.

Pour the mixture into a lined cake tin and cook in a preheated oven at 175 degree Celsius.
Check after 35-40 minutes for doneness . put a skewer at the centre of the cake to check if it comes out clean.

Cool on a wire , rack, unmould and enjoy hot (as I did) or cold.