I hope you all enjoyed the chocolate-fest of yesterday? Good; I'm pleased for you. I had hardly any. A feat of will power? No.... the shocking truth is that chocolate leaves me, if not exactly cold, then verging on tepid. I'm just not very enthusiastic about most chocolate, or even this, my childhood favourite, in any quantity.
Yes, I can have an occasional moment of yearning, like when you really want a very particular thing - "I could just fancy a curry/hot cross bun/roast beef sandwich/cheese scone...", that if gratified, may not occur again for a long time. (Notice that my taste leans towards the rather ordinary....)
Most of the chocolate I buy for Easter is a gift for other people, and as almost everyone I know is following some kind of dietary regime or other (low-cal, low-carb, wheat-free, sugar-free, pleasure-free), I have bought less this year than usual, and indeed, neighbour Sandra's family of hollow-legged boys got a large home made batch of their favourite mocha-chocolate ice cream instead of Easter eggs.
But as yesterday was the first time in over a week that I didn't feel pathetically ill (did I tell you I've been ill??), I did have a little splurge - that chicken, for example, amusingly described by one of you as a French Fancy with a face.... and some tiny Lindor eggs, unwrapped under the encouraging gaze of the cats, who love a bit of foil to chase and drop into their water bowl. And the remainder can wait till the occasional yearning (or a visitor who hasn't put themselves off chocolate for ever) occurs again.
What I really like, though, is home baking......
Cheese scones and butter
Lemon drizzle cake
Black Forest cupcakes
Rhubarb and ginger
Pear, black treacle and ginger
And will power doesn't feature at all there either!
PS Photos from the archives, not today's reality, honest.