Mothers truly are our greatest gift. For without them we would not be here. Words only fail to properly express how much you mean to us. For all the strife, struggle and sacrifice you endured. Thank you for always being there and aiding us in our time of need. For the wisdom you imparted and the tough love administered at just the right time.
To my Mother, who had me at a very young age, thank you. For maturing quickly and making me the man I am today. It is my sincere hope that I honor you with the way I live this life you have given me.
To my Wife, the strongest person I know. You truly are fearless. Your outward beauty is only rivaled by your most gentile, kind, loving, and giving spirit. If there ever was someone born to be an amazing Mother it is you. One day some child will have the distinct privilege of calling you MOM!
Until then, there are some furry critters that wanted to wish you a Happy Mommies Day…
To all the Mother’s in my family, thank you for doing your part in aiding my growth as a person. You keep our family growing strong and proud.
The most gratifying aspect of this blogging experience is the friends I have made. People who are quick with a supportive word and a wonderful comment for motivation. Many of you are Mothers. Amazing how you can find the time to take care of your homes and still provide your fantastic blog posts. Not to mention, the incredible dishes and recipes. Thank you for providing me with daily inspiration.
The L’Opera in the title refers to the famous French dessert, Opera Cake. This is a dessert I have enjoyed for years. However, as you have come to know by now, I have made it my own. No recipe today, this post is long enough.
My version is almond sponge cake, chocolate mascarpone cream, almond sponge cake, coffee and caramel butter cream, almond sponge cake, and chocolate and Maytag blue cheese glaze.
Yes, you read that right. Adding blue cheese to chocolate produces a chemical reaction that turbo boosts the chocolate flavor. Try it someday!
The green element of the dish is a lime gelee, topped with edible flowers.
My L’Opera Gift…Happy Mother’s Day!
That’s it for now…till we exchange a few words again…Peace!