It’s November 11, 2017. I’ve grown accustomed to presenting a whiskey cocktail on this day most every year of this blog. But this year I’ve got a cake. A Chocolate-Apricot Cake. Rather I should say I’ve got a Chocolate-Apricot Birthday Cake. Because November 11 is my birthday. Which is great. And I’ll certainly be celebrating with great friends and a great whiskey cocktail. But sometimes you just need cake. A Chocolate-Apricot Cake with Chocolate-Toffee Glaze. Cake helps when you get the birthday blues. You know, the feeling that maybe, as David Sedaris said, you “peaked in 1988.” He’s joking (I think). Though 1988 was indeed a very good year.
Not that I’m complaining. Afterall, 2017 has plenty going for it. It’s a cake kind of year. A boozy (whiskey-laced) Chocolate-Apricot Cake kind of year. GREG