moody monday

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Emma and I are moody.

When feeling under the weather (on the eve of a birthday)…make candy!

Emma wants some …

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( See her nose? )

 Honestly, I have not gone on a candy-making jag in years.  I used no recipe, just tossed ingredients ( about a cup of org. sugar, a bit more than half cube of salted butter, a glob of corn syrup, and a dash of cream) in a small saucepan over a low flame while cold-water testing until it was right. Poored in a buttered pyrex dish over a bed of chopped toasted almonds, then sprinkled more on top.  I ate a ton of it, it shook off the blues, and then I felt better.

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Oh, and knit something really amazing !!!  Anyway, the rest of it is just cozy, dark drizzling dank gorgeous wintery day, while drinking coffee, munching butter toffee and knitting. I will be home in my hermitage for the week just working on forthcoming design. 🙂

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How About A Cafe Frigetto !

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I’ve been going a bit wild with the pin-stripes lately, as you know,  and to fuel me through the tedium of miles upon miles of 1×1 rib, 2-stitch cord bind-off finishing, I’ve been keeping company these afternoons with my new drink I call ‘cafe frigetto’.  Its espresso, ice, more ice, and real cream (yes, heavy whipping cream, not half & half), and it’s ~~~~ frigid cold ~~~ and delish !!!!  It has helped stave off my afternoon hunger , and has zero carbs.

Here’s how : In a pint glass filled to the top with ice, pour 2 or 3 shots of fresh brew’d espresso over, stir vigorously until ice stops melting and then more ice to the top. Lastly, a generous amount of heavy cream poured over it all…sinking & swirling down…never quite making it. Nectar !!!

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