This blanket, with its soft dark-brown edging of merino wool, makes me want to curl up on a chilly day with a cup of hot cocoa. Actually, we make homemade mochas at our house, and we do it like this: stir together 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp instant coffee, 2 tsp sugar (incidentally, all those teaspoons are generous ones) and a dash of salt in a mug, then add a bit of water and stir to make a paste. Heat this in the microwave for 10 seconds–this step makes it easy to stir in milk. Add (skim) milk to fill mug and heat 1 – 1.5 minutes. Let me know if you try it or if you make up any tasty variations of your own!
“Box of Chocolates” (55″ x 66″)
This blanket has been modified as “Sunset with Flowers” and has gone to a good home.