For the second time in as many months, I’m on a medication that knocks out my desire for food. This is incredibly annoying, especially on a day like today, when we have just stocked up with all sorts of exciting veggies. Dinner was going to involve roasted potatoes AND roasted cauliflower. Instead dinner involved a piece of bread and a beer, because I just. Wasn’t. Interested. It was tasty bread, and really tasty beer, but I wanted to want to eat something more… food-ish.
That means it’s time for me to live vicariously through you all. Tell me about something really lovely you’ve cooked or eaten recently. And here’s the key: Don’t apologize for it. Don’t apologize for ANYTHING about it. If it’s loaded with fat, if it’s pretentiously fancy, if it’s made from a mix, if it’s bought at Wendy’s, if it’s got 2000 mg of sodium, if it’s vegetables and you don’t think it’s sufficiently indulgent, if it’s cheap, if it’s spendy, whatever, don’t even mention it. Just rhapsodize.
Here’s something I love (and just ate): Green & Black’s Maya Gold chocolate. I L.O.V.E. really dark chocolate — it gets too dark for me above 80%, usually, but I like to skirt that line. Before I discovered Maya Gold I had been buying Green & Black’s 70%, which is also lovely. Maya Gold is only 55%, but it’s like a whole other level of dark chocolate. According to the link I just posted, it’s flavored with orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla — I didn’t even identify all of those when eating it (though the orange is fairly obvious), I just knew that it was an incredibly deep and warming taste. I want to curl up and sleep in that taste. Seriously, I cannot get enough of this stuff. I just bought four bars, and I need to find a way to buy a gross.
I see from the website that Green & Black’s makes a bunch of flavors I can’t get at my coop, like butterscotch and espresso and CHERRY. (We are cherry fiends in the Jonk household; we can go through several pounds of fresh ones at a sitting, though we try not to because they’re wicked expensive!) So I may have to cheat on Maya Gold in the future. But not until after November. It’s a perfect fall sweet… cinnamon and nutmeg are very autumnal. In fact, I may try putting them in cocoa for a really good chilly-weather drink.
Your turn, everyone — tell us about the tastes that drive you wild.