Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
nougat with macadamia nuts and candied pomelo rind
I learned today that dhanggit of dhanggit's kitchen has given me the Nice Matters award and it made me forget the series of very minor unfortunate events that happened to me yesterday. First I slipped and fell on my tush on black ice which is the most treacherous of all the winter evils. I had a few scratches and a slight pain on my right arm but otherwise I'm fine. I just had to change my pants because the right side got soaked. The second one was when I was about to eat lunch. I reheated in the microwave the quail eggs with Thai sauce and when I pierced the egg ever so slightly it burst and luckily only messed up my shirt, so I changed my shirt because it had egg yolk all over it, imagine if it was regular egg or ostrich egg! The last slightly unfortunate event was the nougat sweet heart. When I bit into it, it was oozingly soft and did not feel like nougat or turron. I knew right away that the culprit is my candy thermometer. It didn't register the correct temperature when I compared it with a new one I just bought. I made another batch and will use the "failed" one for ice cream.
Thank you dhanggit for making me happy today, you are indeed a sweetheart. Now, it is my turn to give this award to two of my favorite bloggers who truly deserve it: joey of 80 breakfasts and christine of ramblings of a gypsy soul. Joey makes everything sound so appealing, example: I made granola which I was not a fan of before and now have been eating it regularly after reading about it in her blog. Christine satisfies my being an armchair traveller with her excellent writing, the food articles and recipes are a bonus when reading her posts.