Pots au Chocolat: a French dessert not for the faint of butter

  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, it will come as no news to you that I, the proprietoress of it, am a supremely lazy creature.  I am also a fairly busy creature, which may seem to be contradictory at first glance, but really it isn’t. The apparent contradiction comes from the misuse and abuse of the word ‘lazy’ – the word … Continue reading Pots au Chocolat: a French dessert not for the faint of butter

Hot Cocoa For Grownups

Autumn.  Shorter daylight hours.  Hot chocolate. Need I say more? Ok, in this age of hot cocoa coming from an instan-drink box and having, thus, lost its appeal to those above age twelve, perhaps I do. I love hot cocoa and hot chocolate (the two drinks are not the same, though they can be drunk rather interchangeably – it’s the composition that differs***), but I … Continue reading Hot Cocoa For Grownups

Strawberry Fields (Not Forever, Just For The Summer!)

Strawberries are in season. It is, in my not at all humble opinion, the only right time of year to eat them – whenever they are in season where/near where you live, that is.   Although the ones shipped from far away can still look pretty in mid-winter, they sadly tend to have no aroma, and with strawberries, aroma is everything.  If they don’t smell good, … Continue reading Strawberry Fields (Not Forever, Just For The Summer!)