It officially feels like winter here in Texas. The leaves are starting to fall, the air once thick with humidity is crisp and cool, and Texans have traded in their Nike tempo shorts for boots and parkas. It really seems more like fall to me however, because there is no snow!
Usually this time of year in Ottawa the ground is covered in snow and parka’s are a necessity, not a fashion statement. As a kid, I would spend hours playing in the snow. I would build snow forts and go ice skating with friends. There was only one thing that could drag me inside from my winter playground; hot cocoa.
I recently discovered Mexican hot chocolate at a local cafe called the Pearl Cup. It was decadent and rich of chocolate with a lovely kick of cinnamon and cayenne pepper.