Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Edible Pebbles For A Hardworking Man

Have you ever seen these cute little milk chocolate bits that look like beach pebbles? They taste a little like a popular milk chocolate crunch bar and are surprisingly soft and melty in your mouth. Anyway, I found them at a local candy store and decided to include them on top of my freshly baked spice cupcakes.

It's not that they look so much like our beach pebbles.  I checked.  For comparison, here's a pic I took on our walk after making them.  When I uploaded the picture, I noticed there was a piece of white sea glass that I missed while I was there in person.  

So when I was making these up,  I remembered something funny Henri's mother once told me about him.  

She told me that when he was about 5 years old

he used to pick up rocks from the ground

and put them in his mouth and try to eat them.  

 I'm pretty sure edible beach pebbles weren't around in 1957.  I also made a batch of lentil soup for lunch and I had to laugh when I realized how well it went with my edible beach pebble theme for the day.  I honestly didn't even give it a thought until I remembered his mother's story.  

While I was inside working on my pebble-themed lunch, Henri was down in our backyard hard at work.  I took a few pics of what caught my eye out there when I went out to check on him.

Here he is sawing up all the blowdowns, hauling them back up the hill and splitting the wood while it is freshly cut to ensure we will have a little extra wood in case winter lingers a little longer this year.  And yes that's a small plow you see on the ATV that will be put to good use for the snow we're expecting tomorrow.  You can never have too many plows here in Maine.  Or wood for that matter.

My hardworking man deserves a cupcake, don't you think?

For the record, no teeth were harmed in the telling of this story.