Friday, February 10, 2012
Candy as a verb
What a crazy week, good lord!
After work yesterday, instead of buying a suit I went to Whole Foods, my favorite place to shop. I love buying food so much! For my birthday on Monday I'm baking a cake composed of layers of creme de cacao drenched sponge cake filled with a rich amalgamation of ricotta, cream, shaved bittersweet chocolate and minced, candied orange peel, frosted with a coffee/bittersweet chocolate icing. To. Die. For. Anyway I decided to candy my own orange peels, not a difficult thing. The schlep to Whole Foods was well worth the effort, since they always have organic oranges. (Y'all know not to eat the skins of commercially grown fruit, right? Peel apples, oranges and lemons before eating unless they're organic yes? Eating pesticides is never a great idea.)
I'm pleased with the candied orange peel strips this morning. they are drying and crystalizing nicely. As for what I'll wear to the funeral, well, I think I'll take Ellen's advice and wear something colorful, if indeed I can find anything colorful in my closet. I do think I'm going to keep shopping for a suit, though. I felt so good in those suits. I felt important - ha!
Today it's pedal to the metal for me in terms of work. Onwards and upwards to the weekend. Cheers!