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Posts tagged “Chocolate

Puzzling Appetites



According to the advertising blurb:

“The new Cadbury Celebrations Rich Dry Fruit Collection is a tribute to the making of this fine chocolate gift. 
Its exotic ingredients are chosen with great love and care. 
When such a gift is given with love, the love comes back to the giver and everyone else responsible for making this chocolate.”


For my own part, I cannot help puzzling over the exact relationship between that man of mature years and the much younger recipient of his rich dry fruit collection.

Cartoon taken without permission from The New Yorker
Cadbury advertisement currently being screened across multiple Indian television channels

Elegant Eating


My son and his wife are still with me.

The evening climate is warm and welcoming.

Our garden supper, in an elegant restaurant, was the excellent end to a gentle day.

I opted for a rich, cheese and tomato, home-made ravioli.

“The children” both settled on “fisherman’s dream”, a medley of sea-food, served on basmati rice, with a coconut-based, curry sauce.

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Their chosen dessert: miniature chocolate samosas, accompanied by fresh mango coulis.