I have many delicious things for you today, none of them wine-related because–as you can probably tell from my less than frequent posting–I’m not feeling oenologically inspired. (Age, age, age, that’s all you do, wine. Well fine, keep aging. See if I care. But let me ask you this: Who’s gonna sell all those bottles once you’re finally ready to leave the barrel? Hm? Hm? Harrumph.)
Ok, delicious thing #1:
If you asked a five-year old to create a dessert, they’d probably come up with something like this. It’s like a S’mores Gone Wild dessert bonanza. Marshmallow on top of caramel on top of toffee, covered in chocolate. These were out on the break room table at work (no doubt somebody’s clever plot to see the entire office on a massive sugar high), so I didn’t see the brand, but I did just notice that Vosges makes something very similar. Sans bacon this time. Ooh, now there’s an idea… Anyway, apologies for the out-of-focus photo. Apparently, even my camera was going a little fuzzy from the sugar.
Delicious thing #2:
A enormous fig from the little tree on our patio.
It looks like a crazy jeweled stalagmite cave on the inside.
Delicious thing #3:
It is once again time for the TuttiFoodie and Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest! Put on those chocolate thinking caps and bring out the double boiler. (But don’t think too hard, because I want to win this year.) Also, in case you haven’t heard the sad news, Robert Steinberg of Scharffen Berger passed away a couple weeks ago. David Lebovitz has posted a lovely tribute on his site, here. A life devoted to chocolate is a life of making others happy–and isn’t that the greatest achievement of all?