Bonfire Night

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes is Britain’s most notorious traitor. In 1605, Guy Fawkes along with 12 other men attempted to blow up the House of Parliament. Obviously, the plot failed. Bonfires were set around the country to celebrate the King’s safety. The British hubby and I typically light a fire, eat sausage rolls and watch V for Vendetta. This year I also made a gingerbread sponge cake with a twist. Instead of regular molasses, I used pomegranate molasses. This produced a moist caramel flavored sponge cake with a ginger after bite. I can’t decide which version I like best!

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The sponge cake is very tasty with a tea latte. I recently acquired this milk frother. Now I can have professional drinks in the comfort of my own home. This little gadget has quickly become my favorite. It can do hot and cold froth. I tried a little experiment this week. I was curious to see what type of milk produces the best froth. Conclusion, almond and coconut produce a greater volume of froth than regular cow’s milk. Look at that lift!

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This weekend, I also tried a new chicken recipe. This roasted chicken with potatoes and rosemary recipe was a hit. It was very moist. The British hubby wanted a stronger lemon flavor. The next time I will double the amount of lemons and add capers.

Update on other wips:

  • Frank in Pairs: Five Pairs stripes are complete. I just joined the second skein of Frank. The scarf now measures 23 inches.
  • Dewberry Dancer: 16 rows of section two are completed. 84 more rows to section three.

Burt & Ernie love it when they get a chance to snuggle on our bed. It’s so warm and cozy.

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