Thursday, November 01, 2007
A Very Mitteny and Chocolatey Birthday to You
I'm getting ready for my Thomasina's 18th birthday party tonight. The cake is done and thank heavens for that Pam with flour in it when you use a bundt pan, don't you agree? This is her favorite spiced-up honey cake made with a total of 1 3/4 cups local Wisconsin honey. The recipe is from the wonderful cookbook Staffmeals by Chanterelle's David Waltuck.
Shhhh! a pair of mittens blocking in the closet. My daughter is a senior in high school, applying to college. These mittens, with their snowflakes and tall pines and squirrels and a dog that came out looking more like a cat, will remind her of the snow and tall pines and squirrels and dogs and cats of home. The mittens are 75% Squirrelly Swedish Mittens and 25% Tasha Tudor's Patterned Mittens.
These be supplies for tonight's surprise chocolate-tasting party. I ran across the idea at Hershey Chocolate's fancy schmancy site for its Cacao Reserve label. They have a mystery party all ready to go and free, too. I decided to up the chocolate ante with Scharffen Berger, Josef Schmidt, and Dagoba.
A person only turns 18 once.
Posted by Helen at 10:45 AM