Despite what the title of this entry may suggest, there is not a tongue in sight as I type, nor any naked flesh.

However, what there is is an empty jam jar with a splattering of whipped cream coating its glacial inner surface.

You see, I learnt something about cream-whipping today, and I was so stunned I just had to share it with you.

If you are in desperate need of a portion of stiff dairy produce, but are lacking in a whisk (as *cough* and I were about 30 minutes ago), do not despair! Locate an empty jam jar, and pour unwhipped whipping cream into it until it is about 1/3 full. Then, ensuring that the lid is firmly secured, proceed to shake the jam-jar as fast as you possibly can.

45 seconds later you will have the stiffest whipping cream you could ever wish to encounter. If you carry out the procedure using a jar that until recently contained hot-chocolate, you will find, when the time comes to partake in its consumption, that there is the added benefit of the cream tasting like chocolate (surprisingly).

It is then up to you to decide what to do with the slippery substance…