It's been a bit of a food-week, so I will wrap up with a brief post and a picture of one of my favorites, the Bossche Bol.
The Dutch have a soft spot for chocolate, although I haven't found any good native ones. Belgium, though, has stellar chocolate, so heaven lies just a few hours south, just across the border at Dumon in Brugges (a topic for another day...).
The Bossche Bol is a flaky pastry crust, covered with chocolate, and filled with a light, fluffy white cream filling. Absolutely wonderful; best done slowly with a really fine coffee, a candle, and a good friend.
So, as the wind howls, the rain blows, and the darkness falls, let's remember summer and some native dessert.