I have this under control, really I do! But things go from bad to worse when the water heater broke down within the last 24 hours during another extreme cold weather alert. Strange as it sounds, the mundane tasks of maintaining my living comfort slightly divert my attention away from the emotional turmoil at hand. So perhaps my water heater bailing on me is actually a blessing in disguise (not).
Before this unpleasant discovery in the shower, I washed all the dishes in hot soapy oblivion. Good thing too because I can always shower at the gym next door but I sure can’t stand to have a sink full of sweet sticky mess. It was all for a worthy cause though. After a decade of procrastination, I finally made my first batch of homemade marshmallows. Heaven knows I spent way more money than I should on “artisanal” marshmallows over the years. It is certainly not difficult to make at home and I already mastered all the necessary skills. Cooking sugar syrup? Easy. Whipping super hot syrup into egg whites? I can make Italian meringue with my eyes closed. Working with gelatin and candy making? I made far more complicated things before. Go figure what took me so long to make one of my favourite treats. Obviously I cannot go all vanilla about it. I made a batch of ethereal Matcha Kinako Marshmallows.