Un peu de fraîcheur sous ce soleil ☀ Avec le mini klassik yuzu-citron vert de @christophe_michalak . Un crémeux yuzu, une crème montée citron vert, meringue et le tout sur un biscuit joconde. Et évidemment un coeur coulant à l'intérieur ! (La météo est toujours un bon prétexte pour manger une patisserie 🍋)
Icenetwork will announce its choice for 2017-18 Person of the Year later this month. Here's one of the nominations for that honor from icenetwork contributor Philip Hersh.
Yuzuru Hanyu has never been satisfied with the idea of doing just enough to win.
The Japanese star has always longed to be on the cutting edge of figure skating, to be one of the leaders in the quadruple jump revolution that swept the sport during the four years that followed his first Olympic gold medal in 2014.
That relentless commitment to challenging himself would allow Hanyu to make jump history first in early autumn 2016, when he became the first skater to land a quad loop in competition, and then again the next spring, when he won his second world title by adding a fourth quad -- the loop -- to his free skate at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships.
And it was that same unrelenting drive that nearly ended his hopes for a landmark Olympic achievement in 2018.
That made Hanyu's February triumph at the Gangneung Ice Arena both melodramatic and brilliant. It was as much a testament to his competitive will as it was to the skating mastery -- both athletic and artistic -- with which he has made a strong case to be called the greatest men's singles skater of all time.
In becoming a man for the ages by winning a second straight Olympic title, Hanyu had to overcome a considerable setback to be the man for this season. That makes him my choice for icenetwork Person of the Year.
"This is my dream stage," Hanyu said of the Olympics in a press conference three days before the men's event. "And I want to give a dream performance."
He did just that, becoming the first man to win consecutive singles golds since Dick Button of the United States in 1948 and 1952.
#yuzu#tea - I love yuzu, it wakens the senses. This was light, and with a good measure of honey, so it felt almost like sucking on a yummy yuzu hard candy. Albeit the liquid incarnation. Love the touch of preserved yuzu at the bottom, and the flecks of fragrant #fresh#rosemary
Matsuoka: which part do you think you are now closer to, the weak or the strong?” Hanyu: I think I’m neither. I kinda fall in-between, so it’s the ‘wa’-word in the middle, which I can add ‘Nyu’ below it, so it becomes ‘Ha-nyu! (‘wa’[は] is pronounced as ‘ha’ in nouns). Matsuoka: 😳😮😲