This is her picture, not mine. Mine looked almost like this. I was going to chop up some almonds for the top, but when I got out the almonds to crack them, I saw that they had been attacked by the pantry moths, and where there was supposed to be an almond was instead webby sawdust. So, there were no nuts on top.
I set it out down at the end of the table by the desserts, nicely arranged on a little plate with crackers on the side. A couple of people tasted it, but there were just too many other desserts, and so about 90% of this was left at the end of the meal.
Of course I brought it back home with me, and throughout the day I took bites of it. What a very interesting blend of flavors. And I just kept on taking bites, and finally at 9 p.m., I asked Richard if he was interested in any of it and he said “no,” so by golly I ate the whole thing.
And it was good.