The cold, she is a coming. The last couple of days have really felt like Winter up in here and soon enough the jerseys, jackets and of course boots are going have to come out.
I don’t really buy boots often because I find it pretty difficult to find exactly what I am looking for, but every now and then I do come across one or two pairs that I really like. I was in Mr P 2 days ago and I found these nice simple vellies, which I snapped up because I wore my last pair to death – which makes me think that maybe I should just invest in a real pair.
And then a little while ago, I found a packet at the back of my cupboard that I had forgotten about and in it were these guys. Now I remember buying them, but I obviously didn’t remember to wear then ha! So they are still brand spanking new, which I’m quite happy about. They remind me of a pair of soaring eagles, not sure why, but they do.
I think i’m going to take these little eagle puppies downstairs for a hot chocolate. Perhaps some lavender hot chocolate. How good does this look?! Holy crap.
Recipe and pictures from here
lavender hot chocolate:
2 cups whole milk
3 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao)
1 ounce milk chocolate
1/4 teaspoon lavender buds
1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1/4 of a whole vanilla bean pod
1/2 tablespoon granulated white sugar
For whipped cream, place cold cream, vanilla, and sugar into a cold mixing bowl. Beat the mixture with a whisk or mixer until stiff peaks form. keep refrigerated until ready for use.
For hot chocolate, heat milk and lavender over medium heat, whisking occasionally until the milk begins to simmer. Remove from heat and let lavender steep for 5 minutes. Strain lavender and return milk to saucepan. Over medium heat, add chocolate and mix until chocolate is melted and incorporated. Whisk milk mixture for 10-20 seconds until frothy. Pour into mugs or bowls and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.