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It's not Christmas without humiliating pet photos! - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
It's not Christmas without humiliating pet photos!

I'm finally getting back to something approaching normalcy - or at least as normal as I ever get.

This was the first weekend I've actually been up and around nearly all weekend. Yesterday, I did the grocery shopping for the first batch of Christmas goodies. Fruitcake fruit is now soaking in the fridge, and I have 3 beautiful blocks of chocolate for truffles (acelightning, this recipe made me think of you. I'll let you know how they come out). We got a tree and got it in the house and in the stand, and I tried a batch of homemade peach marshmallows, which taste wonderful but are sticky enough to use as construction adhesive.

Today we decorated the tree. And I couldn't resist the opportunity to humiliate the cat. It would have been so much better if only I'd picked her up a reindeer-horn headband first.

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acelightning From: acelightning Date: December 3rd, 2007 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
ooh, that truffle recipe does sound tasty! i also once made some truffles that contained nothing but cream, white chocolate, and finely chopped candied ginger - the tang of the ginger kept the white chocolate from being too sweet and cloying. really, you can do almost anything with a basic truffle/ganache mixture. (including sitting there with a spoon and eating it right out of the bowl...)

skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: December 3rd, 2007 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a big white chocolate fan, but I'm guessing they have enough ginger to make up for it. I have high hopes. :)

acelightning From: acelightning Date: December 3rd, 2007 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
i don't remember the exact recipe, but i used probably three times as much ginger as it called for. you could just as easily put chopped candied ginger into any other truffle base you happen to like. in fact, since one of my very favorite sweets is chocolate-covered candied ginger, i might do it with semi-sweet truffles. (or i might just dunk chunks of candied ginger into the melted semi-sweet chocolates. i've done that before - in fact, i looked up how to "temper" chocolate just so that i could make my own chocolate-covered candied ginger. yum!)

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