Continuing the pretend theme, I forgot to mention that our smushi dinner the other night culminated in a rare sighting – and tasting – of a quartet of petit fours from the esteemed Fat Duck in Bray (that’s in INGLAN).
There was a playing card, which looked just like a Queen of Hearts, but which turned out to be two weh-feh thin layes of white chocolate separated by a layer of something fruity (!). There was something which looked like a toffee but which tasted like an entire mouthful of apple pie (!). There was something chocolaty, which didn’t survive the journey all to well, and so I don’t remember what it was pretending to be.
My own favourite was the “coconut baccie”, which looked like a not-so-distant relative of my own beloved Golden Virginia,
but which tasted (and still does) of coconut.
That Heston is quite a genius.
In other news, this just in from Swaziland (Google it):
“Due to the good rain and hot climate the Violin Spider is moving into
Houses. It is often seen as a ‘Daddy longlegs’ spider and not the dangerous
Please take note of this spider – it is very dangerous.
Please warn kids and send to everyone you know to alert them as well!
This spider is breeding at a rate of speed and is found in more and more
So let’s all be thankful we’re not there this silly season (condolences to friends who are), and get on with the silliness in a good and responsible fashion. Good luck to you all.