I made a batch of russian fudge as a thank-you gift this week for a friend. Hooo boy is it ever sweet and creamy. Trying a piece made me think of my Dad, who has an amazing tolerance of sweet things and so I wrapped a batch up for him, too. I used this great recipe- it worked well and I'm speaking as a person who has had a lot of sweet-making failures in the past. Like the time I made a giant tray of chocolate fudge at Christmas but it didn't set, and I kept catching people in the fridge scooping up bits of gloop with a teaspoon until I finally accepted its failure and threw it out. But this recipe is a good one, I promise.
I also wanted to show you my new Japanese washi tape. I ordered it from here- and even though it's a very little thing, it makes wrapping up gifts even more fun.
And what else? Oh yes, the new album by The Unthanks. It's very haunting and beautiful. If folk music is your thing, you need to check it out. Have a lovely weekend!