Red Wine Hot Chocolate and Gratitude

I love new beginning. The thrill of an exciting adventure you know nothing about.

There’s always a challenge we’re trying to finish if you look at it this way. Ever since I graduated, I didn’t find the 8-to-5 job to be satisfying, and it’s as if I felt that I will not be 100% interested and entirely immersed in the challenges the jobs offer. And that’s when I created my first blog, a variety blog before moving into a cooking-only blog three and a half years ago and going into foods lately.


I have accepted life’s challenges with a smile. Not a direct one, but with a positive attitude that reminds me of character in an old Lebanese series. She always wore a smile on her face despite having a troubled collapsing family. The line she always repeated was “It will be good eventually”. And that’s something I like to live by. It will be good eventually.

You’re running low on money? It will be good eventually
You lost a lover? It will be good eventually
You broke a bone? It will be good eventually
You still have no job? It will be good eventually

It will be good eventually.

The way I see it, the key element is to always be hopeful and positive and things will work out.

Not today. Nor tomorrow. Not the day after, but it will eventually.

Things always will


I cannot say that things have been working against me, because that would seem very ungrateful to the universe. Things always seem to get better after a down period. Things will always go uphill once you dust yourself and stand tall to walk again. All with confidence and optimism, because nagging and negativity will only make things worse. Be Grateful. Learn how to be

Be a ray of sun shine on a cloudy day. We are in desperate need for that. The world is getting darker and darker. The bad news is reaching even much more than ever and it’s being shared widely. I have chosen not to spread negativity on my online profiles and instead say nothing at all. I’ve been silent for almost all of the past month apart from the casual posts probably twice a week. I won’t be part of the tears parade, it’s already too long and it got its crowd and I don’t see myself there. Now, I have gathered my good energy and focused my thoughts and ideas.


I am back here!!!
The only Male Cooking Blogger in Lebanon!

I’ve put my serious hat on, and my serious talking coat.
This blog is a spectacular spectacular site. I’ve been here for more than three years I’m not going anywhere despite the hundreds of things I do because that’s the kind of boy I am.

Other blogs are coming up, and they’re not gonna take my place!

As I cook, shoot, write, and post, I thought to myself I’m gonna make this blog so fabulous, and I’m gonna tell these new blogs, follow this blog you bitches!

Of course I mean that with love and humility

Enough about me now, we have a recipe to share, and my ego is filling up the place.

So ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls and children (above 18, for the alcohol content) welcome to the bestest recipe you’d need this season!!!

All I have to say is, in Cher’s words…


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tiny-candy-cane-red-wine-hot-chocolate-recipes-cookin5m2-pinRed Wine Hot Chocolate

Serves 2 persons


  • 150 g chopped good quality chocolate, I used 40% cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream (use more milk instead if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • Candy cane, crushed


  • In a small pot over gentle heat, warm the milk, cream and chocolate stirring frequently until the chocolate has melted
  • Divide into two warm cups and either garnish with the candy cane powder or pour over the red wine and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Red Wine Hot Chocolate and Gratitude

  1. Thank you for your kind word ! Hope you had a great time on christmas eve 🙂 merry christmas !
    Who is the character that you mentioned ?still wondering…


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