Found a sad miniature snow man while out walking yesterday. As he melted away, he enjoyed one of the best views in the city!
Snowflakes and sub-zero temperatures – that’s more incentive than I need for seeking out the city’s best hot chocolate! Last week, while it was still a balmy 8°C, we tried the offering at Relish. We haven’t eaten there yet as we always seem to arrive just before closing, but the chocolate was very good; rich and delicious. Their daily menus look incredible so we must try eating there soon!
First snow of the season! Very pretty out there.
We were recently gifted three dozen eggs (chicken, duck and quail) from dear friends who lovingly raise and care for a variety of foul. They were so beautiful I didn’t want to eat them!
Finally we gave in and made fried quail’s eggs on little toasts for breakfast. And, some of the chicken eggs went into the fruitcake yesterday (but not the blue ones; I want to look at those a while longer!). What to do with the duck eggs is my big question. I’ve never eaten them before and have been told the flavour is a bit strong, so I’m nervous! Hopefully our friends will have some ideas!
I think this is at least the tenth year I’ve made fruitcake on or near December 1. I know there are detractors, but I love fruitcake. My version is based on a recipe my Grandmother had torn out of magazine. I don’t know if she had actually ever made it (she lived in another country, and we never spent Christmas with her), but she gave it to me on one of my trips to visit her about 25 years ago. I use the basic measurements from the recipe, but with all organic fruit (well soaked in boozy booze) and homemade organic peel. It’s all brushed down with rum and wrapped up for a couple weeks to mature. Our studio smells amazing!