Wow… it has been a long time since I have posted anything.
I actually have had posts needing posting. I had no internet to post said posts.
I also wanted to do a site redesign… and thought I should not post until I got that done… blah, blah, blah….
Here we are.
So…. what do you think of the new design??
I actually thought I would be done to launch the new format with a different post…
one that involves alcohol.
Then it got so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought I should put something up that was more decadent and romantic.
I actually don’t care much for V-day.
My whole life, this ‘holiday’ has never really been important to me. My opinion was set in a concrete block and dropped to the deepest part of the ocean floor after I had a job for three years working for a company that made chocolate covered strawberries.
Don’t get me wrong, the berries were good. But after working there for as short as a month, I was done eating them myself. Let alone the Valentine’s rush.
For two of the years, I was the only person. Repeat… THE ONLY PERSON… who could dip and swizzle the strawberries. That means I was the only able bodied individual who could dip over TWENTY THOUSAND strawberries, per year!
Needless to say, you can imagine that when someone even mentions Valentine’s Day, I have a Pavlovian response that my lower back and feet start hurting. I still love strawberries and I still love chocolate, although, mainly separated. Never together.
Truth be told, I made this recipe for Christmas.
(Yep, that’s how long I have been waiting to post it… oops!)
So, even though it is chocolate and rich and decadent and sure to impress your special someone… I was not thinking anything romantic when I was making it. Quite the opposite, actually, I was thinking more about the stresses of being with my whole family and making wagers with myself for who was going to be the first person to say something to piss everyone off. (I guessed correctly.)
As I think about it, I actually dislike most holidays. I dislike the potential for feeling bad about yourself. Sadly, holidays have such high expectations that it often leaves many people disappointed.
Wow. What a downer. I didn’t mean to go this route.
Make this tart… it’s the perfect treat to either wallow in your sorrows or make someone tempted by your seductive ways.
Side Note: I adapted this recipe from one I found on the web. I am so sorry, but I cannot for the life of me find the original source. If it is you, please send me an email, so that I may give you proper credit. Again, my sincerest apologies…