No time for cooking today. I enjoyed a couple of Cool Hendrick’s and an evening with Dylan Moran. He’s on tour with his program called Yeah Yeah. He was hilarious!
I am afraid, I’have to claim
a sick leave. I have a bad tooth infection and am currently only able to eat through a straw… I hope I’ll be back to form soon.
Oh, and the day before yesterday I made raita and yesterday guacamole. Soft, gooey stuff… I’ll post pics and the recipes once the painkillers are doing their job (don’t hold your breath…).
I don’t like Baileys or any of the other cream based liqueurs. I think they’re too sweet and the balance between cream, whiskey and chocolate never seems to be right. There is one exception and it comes in the shape of a cool swan!
Coole Swan is a dairy cream liqueur that was completely unknown to me until they commented on one of my Tweets. It has taken me ages to get my hands on a bottle as I could not find one single shop in Basel or Zurich that had it in stock. One shop in Basel (Ullrich) had not heard of Coole Swan before either but made some inquiries and got hold of a bottle for me.
I was invited to a birthday party this evening and didn’t have time to cook but when I got home I had to try a glass of the milky gold (the bottle cost me CHF 87.-, that’s EUR 72.- and in Ireland it apparently is available for EUR 24.-, funny math we have in Switzerland…).
I was busy today teaching 2 classes on digital media and social media law. It was a fun and rewarding experience but left me too tired to want to cook anything this evening. I’ll save my strenghth for tomorrow when I will be making cake pops for the first time.
My brother spent a long weekend in Dublin and I told him to get me a) as many packets of Galaxy Minstrels as he can carry and b) something I can use for my food blog. I even specified that b) meant an unusual or typically Irish ingredient.
He forgot about the Minstrels altogether and for my blog brought me this:
I suspect he bought it 5 minutes before the gates closed…
But as Forrest Gump said: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Well, I’ll get chocolates with baileys, that much the box tells me.
I tried each variety and they all taste very nice. The Baileys in all of them, however, makes them all taste almost the same. If you like Baileys that’s not a bad thing.
My favourite was the Baileys Coffee Cup.
The squares taste just as nice, although I could not really tell the difference between the Signature Square and the dark chocolate square except that the Signature Square has ‘Baileys’ written on it.