Yes, the temperature was only that high today in NYC. At 10:00 a.m. I woke up to this view outside. If yesterday was dreary, today wasn’t only dreary, it was and is windy and rainy. With this kind of weather, the chance of my little garden surviving is low. What, with the strong winds we get because of our close proximity to the beach, and the cold temperature, the eggplant will get damaged. So today, I harvested the eggplant for the first time and a few sitaw. As I’m writing this post, the aroma of the pinakbet is now smelling good. Frank learned to love this dish already even with the okra and ampalaya(bitter melon) in the mix. Frozen okra and lima beans are always on standby in my freezer. Too bad, my okra plant is not yielding anything yet.The cold temps also made me crave for a hot chocolate drink to go with my breakfast. It was a choice between my usual brewed coffee which is easier to prepare, and hot choco which require more work. I opted for the hot choco and savored the goodnes of the cocoa in my favorite Tracy Porter (Amourette Collection) mug. I like the design and the color a lot and it’s hand painted. When I saw this mug at Bloomingdales two years ago, I just had to have it, so I got six. I learned later that the design was made exclusively for Bloomingdales. The choco drink is a must try if you are a lover of hot chocolate. It’s a Jacques Torres product, the Mr. Chocolate man.
Been hooked with this for a couple of years already. I swear, you’ll never go back to the more famous brands out there.