We have been getting so much snow!! ….Slow-moving snowstorms that sit over us for days and gently drop 10 to 12 to 18 inches of snow. The fact is, I have always loved (loved) shoveling snow. Yes, my husband uses a snowblower for the driveway, but I always shovel our long walkway to the house.
And there really is something about shoveling snow that’s quite like stoking a wood kiln — Peaceful but physical, quiet contentment; once you get going, you really don’t want to quit. So I’m truly enjoying our snowstorms — And sharing a photo of ‘Four Deck Chairs Buried in the Snow’, or ‘Finding Inspiration for New Pots’??
Snow may mean lots of shoveling — But it also means Hot Cocoa, and a lovely piece of Chocolate Cake! One of my favorite bakeries in the Twin Cities is Franklin Street Bakery (just a few blocks from Northern Clay Center). I especially love the Ancho Diablo (Chocolate Chili) Cake!! It’s wonderful just plain, or with whipped cream and raspberries!
I’m presenting a slice of Chocolate Cake on a Maasha Plate — Wheel-thrown (rim altered), stoneware, white slip with ash glazes. A comfortable, country look for a delightful, rich slice of cake.
Simon Levin is in Gresham, Wisconsin (Mill Creek Pottery). I certainly suggest a visit to his Web Site — www.Woodfire.com