I have had a terrible week, filled with worry and lack of sleep. Mac has been in hospital and that has been stressful. After a delicate and successful five hour operation yesterday to remove some lumps from a gland in his face he is now home. He’s sore and uncomfortable with a tube coming out of the side of his neck. Josh and I are affectionately calling him a cyborg as he does look a little like something from a sci-fi movie.
On top of this my other Mac (notebook), which could be classed as one of my vital organs, had a melt down due to water damage. The triage nurse at the Genius bar admitted it for surgery but sadly it couldn’t be saved. Complete flat line. I have spent the past 24 hours downloading my back up to the new Mac (not the one I am married to) and it’s still going. I have lost all my emails it seems, as well as quite a few contacts. If you have emailed me of late and I haven’t responded this is the reason why!
Inspired by young love I made some pink rocky road love hearts for Valentine’s Day. They are simple to make, and you know I love simple. Macadamia nuts, pink and white marshmallows and berry jellies all coated in white chocolate that you have waved your magic pink food gel wand over.
- 360 grams white chocolate
- 150 grams macadamia nuts
- 120 grams pink and white marshmallows
- 100 grams red berry lolly jellies
- pink gel food colouring
- Spray a heart shaped cup cake tin lightly with oil. The tin I used had six muffin sized hearts.
- Melt white chocolate via your preferred method. I use the microwave to melt mine, Heat for around 1 minute 30 seconds, stir and then continue to melt for 30 second blasts mixing each time until melted. Add a little food colouring to achieve the shade of pink you desire. I only used a small amount for a very pale pink.
- Stir through macadamia nuts, marshmallows and jellies.
- Spoon mixture into the hearts, making sure to spread it into all the edges to ensure a heart shape when done.
- Place in the fridge to firm up. When done, remove from tins and enjoy.
We don’t tend to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Though I do use it as an excuse to buy a bottle of bubbly and some Sydney rock oysters. This year I am very tempted to see if Mac wants to head out for dinner in his newly acquired (but temporary) cyborg getup and scare all the romantic couples at a local restaurant. It would definitely be a Valentine’s Day to remember.
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