Archive for April, 2009

An Advantage of Being Small

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I’ve been acquiring many strange and sometimes useless tools and ingredients along my journey to pastry chef-dom. While I am still without a proper full-sized cake pan, I have a giant cupcake-shaped pan (which to me looks more like a chef’s hat – it’s not the two-piece Wilton one everyone is used to seeing), a [...]

Cheesecake Centerpiece: Daring Bakers April 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

This month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge is another first for me: cheesecake! Baked in a water bath and everything! The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I left the flavor choosing up to Z and my dad, since they both love cheesecake. They [...]

Swirlberries, Or How Everything Is Better With Booze In It

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I thought I had seen the last of the Meyer lemons for a while, but found some that were a little sad but still perfectly acceptable at Whole Foods the other day. I had no idea what I’d be using them for, but I figured they’d get used somehow. It’s going to be very hard [...]

Iron Cupcake Earth: Soda

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

This month, I was a little “meh” about the theme for Iron Cupcake. I don’t really drink soda (I’m a tea and water kind of girl), and considered sitting this one out. But, it wouldn’t be a challenge if I didn’t do it, and besides, I was able to make something for the coffee challenge, [...]

Whoopie?

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

I’m sure by now most everyone in food-bloggy-land has heard The Big News about The Next Big Thing. That’s right, whoopie pies. Being from Maine and having lived here all my life, I’m definitely familiar with them. I had no idea that they were a New England thing, though. You learn something new every day [...]

A Brief Break From Tea

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Sick of tea yet? A little? I’m not, but I made something reeeally good for dinner last night and thought the internet might be interested! I saw a yummy-looking dish over at the kitchn, and decided that before the Meyer lemons disappeared for the rest of the year I’d have to make it. So I [...]

Teacup Full of Tastiness

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I promised more recipes with tea in them, didn’t I?

Syrupy Goodness

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Prepare yourselves for an onslaught of tea-related treats. This is one of three.

A Very Squirrely Inside Joke

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Everyone has a few inside jokes. Something that isn’t funny at all to everyone else is hilarious to you and maybe a childhood friend or two. This is one of mine.

A (Sort of) Basket of Goodies

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Happy Jelly Bean Day!