As much of North America braces for a second Polar Vortex and the United Kingdom prepares for (more) flooding, is anybody else considering building an igloo or an ark?
With sunshine in the forecast for two hours today, we headed out for a winter’s forest walk and picnic. In true English style, we found our perfect picnic spot and, on cue, the rain started.
Just two bites into our sandwiches we had to pack away the picnic. We took refuge in an enclosed tree house which minutes before had been bathed in sunshine and an intriguing place for our little pirate to explore.
We denied the rain any joy in washing out our family fun.
Cold and tired, Ouisie only consented to grocery shopping after a promised concession of hot chocolate back at the cottage.
As you try to thaw between arctic blasts, or dry out between floods, perhaps Chef’s Chocolat Chaud will help warm your frozen feelers and soggy spirits, too.
CHEF’S CHOCOLAT CHAUD
2 cups of Whole Milk
40g (1/4- 1/3 cup) good quality Dark Chocolate (finely chopped)
1/4 cup double cream
- Bring milk to simmer then remove from heat.
- Add chocolate and whisk until melted.
- Add double cream and blitz with hand blender to create froth.
- Pour into glass and garnish with grated chocolate and marshmallows.