Monday, 13 December 2010

Chilly Days and Chocolate Pizza

Frank and I were out recently, on our way to the local library to pick up yet more Christmas books, when we stopped to look at our shadows and I took out my camera to capture the moment.
Lise recently posted about shadow dancing and that's just what Frank and I were doing in the middle of Prettygate!
Such fun.
The low Northern European sun makes us all long and lean these Winter days.
I look like I am on stilts!! The Boy Wonder decided that running with his tongue hanging out like a dog was his thing for the day.
And even standing with his tongue hanging out was good too...

Then we came home and made more gifts.
There is a lot of this going on at the moment and I am finding computer time elusive as I am so tired at night that falling asleep with Frank is my new pattern.
Ho hum. I clearly need the sleep.
Anyway, we made what we call "chocolate pizza" and here it is in all its yummyness.

We melted fours bars of Green & Blacks (2 white and 2 dark) in separate bowls over boiling water and then swirled it together on a baking tray lined with parchment. Onto that we sprinkled our toppings, whatever we have in and fancy sprinkling (for us that day it was cashews, sesame seeds, dried cranberries and raisins).
This is intended as gifts.
It may not last that long ...


  1. OMG that looks so good!!! And to show you that I am totally a diabetic-thinker, I immediately thought - "I wonder what the carb count on a piece of that is!!!" Sad, totally sad :0)

  2. Hey, thanks for the mention! I love those long winter shadows. We've been really loving the book "The Biggest Shadow in the Zoo" by Jack Kent around here lately. The elephant's shadow "drowns" when it "falls" into the moat, and it's so interesting to see how the three year olds think about how to rescue the poor lost shadow, and the four year olds say the elephant should just move away from the water!

    Your pizza looks oh, sooo good!

  3. Love the shadow dancing and your "present" looks yummy!!!

    Frank is too cute with his little tongue hanging out. Love that kid!