A new year is only a few more days away and it’s also terribly surreal how fast this year passed. Christmas was pretty well spent with family and friends over good food (read: loads. Hello, trifle!). When all you have late at night is the nearby 24-hour A&W, you’d better have good company. And because it’s sad to have a flat root beer with ice cream all by yourself at night.
Caught up with some good friends over lunch at The Bee on Christmas eve. Although I was there for the burgers and ice cream, the coffee there was a bit of a let down (even Starbucks does it better. Gasp. Can’t believe I just wrote that.).
Homemade ice cream from The Last Polka. We had five different flavors: Guinness (yummm), Nutella, Teh Tarik, Black Sesame and Chocolate 5 Spice (tasted strange, almost like eating the Chinese roast duck marinade — to each his own).
Besides cognac eggnog, I made strawberry and thyme shortbread. Not so easy but the whole process lasted me 2 days because I realized that I didn’t have baking paper on Day 1. And on Day 2, I came home late and only started baking close to 1am (thus, the lack of photos). By then, I went to bed with thyme scented pajamas, like a boss.
2010, you’re good but 2011 will be better. Many good changes; some painful and some easy and some necessary and some joyful. All together, good in the utmost sense. Happy twenty-eleven!