I'm thankful for tea, chocolate and roses today.
I came home from my walk and brewed a pot of chocolate tea in my Blue Willow teapot,
and ate chocolate hazelnut rose brownies.
A friend whose son I tutor weekly owns Ojai Lavender and Roses farm. She is publishing a cookbook with recipes using ROSE flavoring and she sometimes brings me samples to try. She warned me that the rose flavor was overpowered by the Belgian chocolate. I had to sample two or three of the brownies she brought me today to make sure I agreed with her. I suppose now she'll have to make another batch of chocolate hazelnut rose brownies and have me sample them again. Pity. It's a dirty job but I volunteered, anyway. Well, somebody has to do it.