In weather news, our seemingly endless Indian summer is over. Winter has arrived. I wore my goose down coat for this first time this season. It's time for all those winter terms: wind chill, lake effect, flurries, snow. Normal stuff.
Which brings me to hot chocolate. I made a cup of ambrosia this evening: I place a heaping tablespoon of Belgian hot chocolate mix (dark chocolate and sugar, in granules, no milk) into a mug, then poured in some boiling water (not too much), and whipped it with my little hand-held frother. It tasted sublime, but I went one further. I topped it up with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream.
Heaven in a mug.