We are living in the dead of winter in these parts. While there are parts of Canada that get much colder than here, we end up defaulting to how cold it is here compared to the seasonal average as reported by Environment Canada. I sound very much like the elder when I say “Cold! You don’t know cold! Why, where I grew up it was so cold that we had to chip the ice off the water in the wash basin!” An exaggeration, but you know how it goes.
What better way to put in a sunny cold afternoon than to connect with a friend over a large mug of tea and a couple of Simple Biscotti treats.
In the background is a lemon custard tart with meringue topping. It looked very pretty. The lemon custard filling was different. My friend had thought it would be the traditional lemon pie filling. In the foreground an almond chocolate bar with shortbread crust. There was some raspberry in the topping as well. The “after” picture would show two empty plates. Apology for the somewhat fuzzy picture. User error.
I have been trying to cut back on sugar over the last while. Perhaps that is what made me think that both desserts were very sweet. The same word can be used to describe a visit with a friend on a cold afternoon. Sweet.
If I’m going for something less sweet, perhaps I should try a biscotti. After all, that’s the name of the place.
Do you have an activity that helps you through the dead of winter?