When it comes to television shows, I think the Brits do it best. Of the few shows that I would call my personal favorites, it seems they are mostly British made. One in particular is Lark Rise to Candleford set in the hamlet of Lark Rise and the more prosperous, neighboring market town of Candleford, at the end of the 1800's. This series is an adaptation of Flora Thompson's childhood memoirs of Oxfordshire, England.
One of the endearing characters in this series is Dorcas Lane, the Post Mistress of Candleford, played by Julia Sawalha. In most every episode she makes the comment "_______ is my only weakness," and everytime she utters those words she mentions another "only" weakness.
Do you have an only weakness, or many only weaknesses? Well, I do, and this week I will tell you one of them. da da... My only weakness is chocolate. There, I said it, and I am not ashamed. I simply allow myself to indulge a little more frequently that I should.
Look at all that luscious chocolate, sitting there so beguiling, tempting you to take just one piece. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, with or without nuts; you can have the white chocolate - I want the serious stuff.
Chocolate Souffle with Nougat Whipped Cream, ah, it fills the senses just to say its name.
Fresh strawberries dressed up in their finest and ready to step out on the town, or better yet, to be devoured anywhere.
I wonder how long the ice cream sundae has been around. Growing up I thought that this was the ultimate in desserts. Well, it is still a favorite of mine. One spoon please.
I was in my early teens before I had a chocolate eclair. My mother was a proponent of tough love.
Chocolate pie with meringue topping. Oh, I see you have your's already. Well I guess that makes the rest mine, wah la.
The basic ice cream cone. Delicious yes, and probably the start of an obsession for many of us. As young as three I was probably hooked.
On the Family Feud tv show, they would ask a hundred people a question, and then the contestants would try to guess the top answers. If they had asked, "What is your favorite chocolate dessert," do you think this might have been the top answer?
After all of that food, I need to wash it down with something. Perhaps a
tall, thick, cold chocolate milk shake or maybe
a cup of frothy hot chocolate.
Alas, for the time being I must rid my thoughts of these compulsions; therefore, I will go to the spa.
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