The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet. I wasn’t terribly excited about this challenge at first, and didn’t bother with the whole suet thing, choosing instead to substitute butter (of […]
I’m not much for flowers or chocolate…well, in certain applications, but, you know, not so much bouquets and heart-shaped boxes. More rose water and cacao nibs.
Is ice cream season over? Does ice cream ever really go out of season? I hope not.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a certain little something…something a little tricky, a little fussy, but always worth it…when it works. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
The August 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers’ cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
Although I moved to the Very Big City all by myself (well, I brought Bowser, but he’s the kind of company that just makes a racket until I feed him), I manage to not feel lonely most of the time. In fact, less than a week after I got here, I was lucky enough to […]
One of the things I love most about living in New York is that I no longer have to drive an hour each way (or at all!) or even hunt for slightly unusual ingredients. Nope, many items that before I could only dream of finding are right in the generally dirt-cheap grocery store downstairs. Heaven, […]
Frozen yogurt is something I wanted to play around with some more, especially after the horrible bout of tummy aches I suffered recently, probably due to my excessive ice-cream-eating and cheese-nibbling. That’s a bad lactose-intolerant!
Here we go again… I told you I’d be doing something fun with that sparkling, juicy blackberry jam, didn’t I? Ta daaaaa!
If you read this blog regularly or follow me on Twitter or really know anything about me, you know that I loooove edible flowers. That said, I went NUTS when I started seeing people using a flower I’d never knowingly had before.