My friends always make fun of me for liking “cute food,” which I suppose is only natural considering my obsession with miniature perfumes, miniature mini-bar bottles, and anything else that Tinkerbell would probably have in her house. Anyway, back to business. Using a slightly modified version of this recipe and with a little help from — wait for it — “miniature” water balloons, I made these darling bite-sized chocolate cups, filled them with mint chip ice cream, and then adorned them with fresh mint leaves. They were so simple and quick to prepare, and they make for an inventive dessert dish when you are rushed for time. xo
The title of this post is taken from a beautiful novel written by Kazuo Ishiguro. I wrote the bulk of my Master’s dissertation on it a few years ago, but most of all, it’s just one of those books that stays with you. In many ways, the novel is a celebration of fleeting moments of beauty and pleasure, as well as a warning that without these things, the world becomes a very dark and meaningless place. I’ll spare you of any more literary mumbo-jumbo, and instead share with you the kind of “floating world” that Ishiguro inspires – one where afternoons are suspended, artists of all kinds congregate, and the world is painted with a palette of soft hues . . .
Have a beautiful weekend . . .