It has been a while. I have indeed been missing in action, or more accurately missing action full stop.
Two months to the day after I had my idyllic birthday in Chiang Mai, I was whisked off on a hospital trolley into surgery. To say the last five month has been life changing (in not necessarily a positive way) is an understatement.
But this is a food blog.
What has lured me back?
Or rather to quietly bookmark a simple variation from Evan Kleinman.
For a vegan dark truffle base all you have to do is reduce a cup of stout on high heat until the volume has halved, then stir in 225g of dark glossy chocolate. Chill the mixture and roll in the usual way.
(The laughing buddha may be speaking no evil but I think what he's really saying is life's too short to eat crap chocolate)
In other news, the Significant Eater and I have adopted an adorable Burmese cat.
And the cat and I will be decamping Melbourne mid-year to move to Sydney’s inner west.
Now, go back and talk amongst yourselves.