Valentine’s Day

Sunday evening. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Some people celebrated it Friday night. Others last night, and others will celebrate it tomorrow. We celebrated it this evening.

Food is very important in our family, so a high point of our celebration was dinner. We had duck. I don’t know the details of how the duck was prepared, other than it was started at a low temperature, was honey glazed, didn’t have stuffing, and came out incredibly well. We also had some sort of multigrain starch with the meal, as well as cheesy cauliflower.

Unfortunately, my stomach was bothering me and I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked. For presents we gave each other chocolates. Another focus in our family is quality over quantity. So, I got Kim eight chocolates from Tschudin Chocolates in Middletown, CT. These are not the sort of chocolates you eat by the handful. These are the type that you nibble a single chocolate, savoring the texture, the taste, the aroma, and the whole experience. These chocolates included curry, hot peppers, chipotle, and other unexpected taste sensations.

We took a break for Fiona’s Radio Show where she interviewed Francesco Bonifazi. It was a fun show.

Afterward, we had desert, a great chocolate cake from a local health food store called Edge of the Woods. It was sort of by accident. Kim wanted to stop at a cupcake store, but it was closed, so she stopped at the health food store. I wouldn’t normally expect a great chocolate cake from a health food store, but they came through.

Whatever you are doing for Valentine’s day, I hope it is wonderful, and that you consider looking for something small of quality instead of going for quantity.

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