vvvvvvv - there we are. (Evidence that there is no preparation in my blogging process, other than the uploading of photographs...I'm aware that not everyone does it this way but it's how I roll.)
Where was I? Ah yes, back in the Calle Bolivia having a most successful chocolate Easter egg making session due to the fantastic weather conditions we had in March. (Just before we moved to our house...during which time the heavens opened upon us.) Over the summer months, chocolate making is not just impractical but impossible - but, as a nip arrived in the air with September, my mind began to turn to the idea of chocolate again. My order arrived just before I left for the UK but when I returned, we were in the middle of a real heatwave with temperatures back up into the high 20s (C), and chocolating was not a possibility.
So I stayed with Zentangles and really indulged myself with some favourite tangles in this piece, which is called 'Banners' for no real reason.
I am particularly fond of the little black, spotty ribbon that threads through buttons on the left of the picture and have been practising, with varied success, a paisley shape and pattern. It's such good fun!
Up at almost 1000m above sea level, we can have bright sunshine, a chill in the air and low humidity. And that's how it's been today. Perfect chocolate making weather.
I made some vanilla milk chocolate truffle at the end of last week in preparation, (the ganache will keep several weeks in the fridge before use and can even be frozen successfully) and when FR and the children had all gone off to their various pursuits, I put a load of washing in and then BEGAN!! I was a tad worried that I might have lost the touch after so many months without making but the results look pretty good...and, having tried one, in the name of quality control, I can say 'the touch' is not lost.
It's a lovely feeling to have the mojo flowing once again. Shame about the picture quality...but at least you won't be tempted to reach in and take one!
|Hand dipped truffles|
|Thin, minty disks...for after dinner ... or not!|
|Do you like the tin I keep them in?|
What makes your mojo flow? Can you eat it? Wear it? Look at it? Share it? Go on, share it!