Saturday, 8 October 2011
a little treat
i have discovered affogato. simply a scoop or two of ice-creme with a shot of espresso poured over the top. no recipe required although i did see one that added whipped cream on top. a bit of overkill perhaps or maybe not. actually i've known about it for years but have never tried it. well now i have. wow. it's divine. hungry jacks (yuk) have a version which isn't all that terrible but of course homemade is best or failing that the nearest cafe should be able to help. i would like one right now. i've been buying gifts for christmas. it's always hard to find something that the recipients will like. my sister is a little hard to buy for, i'm thinking jewellery. kids are easy of course. i always find men harder to buy for than women. i'm pooped although i really didn't do much today. a little bit of shopping, a little bit of cooking, washing, gardening etc etc. by gardening i of course mean pulling out some weeds. cleaning should be on that list but you know how it is. i'd like to go through my clothes and cull a little bit too. i might do that tomorrow.
oh dear. as a ps to this post i just made an affogato and used my indonesian coffee which is a bit gritty to say the least. then i couldn't find the italian espresso maker thingy so i used the plunger. disaster. it tasted fantastic until i got to the coffee and, i don't know, i sort of breathed in when i swallowed the first mouth full or something coz it went down the wrong way and i've been coughing ever since. a tip: when this happens if you hold your arm up above your head (i'm not sure which one or if, in fact, it actually matters) but it seems to help. i'm listening to asa atm and she's wonderful except that i don't understand african or whatever language she is singing in. but it's still good