Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2009:

Last night, Christmas Eve, my partner Joe made us a wonderful dinner with Mussels and Duck. It was finger licking delicious. Normally I would prepare a nice hot chocolate after dinner, but we were so full and the evening was warm. Yes another warm Christmas in Miami. Unlike most of the United States and Europe there is no snow here nor blizzards. And even though it was too warm for hot chocolate, I feel blessed that I do not have to go out and endure freezing temperatures.

But for all you who are surrounded by snow or who just love a great hot chocolate, here is a recepy for a very rich hot chocolate:

Serves eight to 10.
550g dark bitter chocolate, chopped into small pieces
500 whipping cream
1 litre whole milk
60ml dark rum
Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
In a saucepan, boil the cream and milk, pour over the chocolate and stir to melt. Mix in the rum and serve.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009


And a few more paintings that will be for sale at the Art Bazaar, including a Brown Pelican as I will support the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station with every sale I make.

Hope to see you there!