Here is a simple secret to a happy marriage: shared vices. In the case of my marriage, this takes its primary form in a shared love of chocolate, followed by red wine, binge-watching TV and cured meats. The only thing that would make my marriage better is if Tim liked to read fairy-tale retellings as much as I do. (I kid, I kid). Tim and I take turns bringing home chocolate (sometimes fancy, sometimes we just eat baking chocolate chips right of out the bag). Last night Tim procured all four of our shared vices simultaneously, most notably, a bar of Antidote Chocolate. It was delicious. Light notes of lavender and salt, but that grounded, not too sweet chocolate-ness too. It gone in a blink. SO. SATISFYING. I also have a soft spot for anything mythology related, so I got a little thrill out the packaging which proclaimed:
PANAKEIA: GREEK GODDESS OF CURES AND WELL-BEING
Gentle and smooth, Panakeia’s healing potions are the Antidote to anything that strikes your heart or soul. She manifests through uplifting lavender and red alaea salt promoting stamina and vitality.
PPS: For those of you who share my reading predilections, you might enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone and the second in the series, Siege & Storm. Set in Russia, they loosely follow Russian folktales and I devoured in a weekend.