It’s a rainy day, but that’s OK, because I made crème brûlée and served it for breakfast yet. I also fried up some strips of pig fat to complete our weekly eggs and bacon routine. Then I taunted my son by texting him pics of his two favorite repasts. Bad dad! For Valentine’s day, Anne game me a pair of ramekins and a butane blowtorch to go. Last night, following an online recipe, I made the creme part and then left them to chill overnight in the fridge. This morning, after very carefully reading the instructions, I filled the blowtorch with butane. Only then did I discover that our brown sugar was ten years past its expiration date. I had to use a hammer to break it apart. It still ended up being a little lumpy. Then it was time to flame on! I must admit that it was a lot of fun making burnt creme. It turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. Next time it will be even better.