Monday, May 31, 2010

Chocolate and Herbs

My lovely mother in-law gave me this luscious set of hot chocolates for Christmas. They were decadent, rich, oh so dark, and gone in a flash. I only shared with one person, one time: Little Sis. Because I like her so much. No one else could get near them. You know... because of all the booby traps.

I mean, this is a set of real dark chocolate shavings that you add to steamed milk. Would you share? Yeah, I didn't think so. The flavors were: Dark Chocolate. (And it was. It reeeeealy was. In fact, Little Sis had to add sugar to hers. Blasphemer!) Mocha. (Oh, heaven help me!) Aztec. (It made me think I was drinking Vianne's hot chocolate in the movie Chocolat.) and Spicy.

So when I finished the last precious sip, I knew I couldn't just throw the tins away. They are very cute, and they evoke such marvelous flavor memories!

So today, I made myself an herb garden. I now have basil, rosemary, mint, and parsley. This stuff, I'll share. It's remarkable how fragrant these tiny plants are.

When my man came in and saw what I had done (and how giddy I was about it), he said in his best church lady voice, "Oh, how precious! Goodness sakes!"


Diana W. Windley said...

Who knew you would become such the domestic diva?

BTW - I really admire you for sharing you dark chocolate with anyone. You're a better person than I am!

Rach said...

Well don't I just feel special!

Shelly said...

Don 't you love husbands and their Relief Society voices! I love the herbs in their very SPECIAL containers. A lady never shares her chocolate.

Julie Carlile said...

I love the idea. In the first picture the tins look huge! I thought "wow that is a lot of chocolate". I am going to have to try making some of your hot chocolate some time. I have to admit I am more and herbal tea fan. But I always love mixing in some hot chocolate mix with the peppermint tea. I'm sure yours are WAY better since they are the real thing. I may become addicted, and that might not be a good thing.

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