My friend said to me that these cookies were music in his mouth. Of course, he had them without the chocolate drizzle because I gave him leftovers, which I didn’t bother fancifying. If he had them with the chocolate, I wonder if he’d have said that there was a symphony in his mouth? But more… Continue reading Matilda, Music, and Malfatti
While it feels like I haven’t been around the blogosphere much the last couple of weeks, there have been a couple of projects that I’d managed to get under my belt. There was a very successful Vanilla Bean-Irish Cream cheesecake that was a huge hit at an office potluck this week…No post on it yet… Continue reading On the Horizon…
A friend sent me an e-mail tonight, telling me how she was reading along as a woman typed out an e-mail on her blackberry. Of all the lines in that e-mail, the following lines stood out to my friend: “my love life not so lucky. I haven’t found the man of my dreams yet. I’m… Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Jelly
When you are cooking for the masses, you need a strategy. You need to conceptualize your menu, draw up a grocery list, and prep your ingredients as much as you can ahead of time. That is, if you don’t want to go crazy the day of the event. So in an effort to prevent insanity,… Continue reading Cooking For the Masses
By day, I am a systems analyst, cranking out code and doing other miscellaneous tasks we systems analysts do. For the most part, I deal with databases, writing queries that feed reports or display data on pages on the company intranet, which I also end up cranking out the code for, so I do some… Continue reading Because I Can Be Introspective Too
Besides food, I love books. Needless to say, I love books about food. Books are probably the first things that I fell in love with growing up. And through my love of books, I developed a love of certain authors. After reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, I decided I would read every book… Continue reading "…because the stories that are served with food matter."
I’ve been writing this post since yesterday. This sentence is actually being written the day after I wrote the next paragraph, since I wanted to say this post took me longer than most posts do. No reason really, I just had some friends over yesterday and I served them a flourless chocolate cake, which, of… Continue reading Thoughts on Blogging About Food
I sit here, Edith Piaf crooning her classic, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien in my face via iTunes, completely relaxed after having cleaned my kitchen of the debris from tonight’s cooking, wearing one of my favorite hoodies…images of France in the 1940’s playing through my head…And as the song ends, Etta James comes on. I… Continue reading A Potluck of Sorts
Today seems to be a “wedding”-themed day, not that I am by any stretch of the imagination close to having a wedding day of my own. First, there was a discussion about weddings and wedding dresses this morning, which gave me the brilliant idea to look on eBay for when my time comes. I’m not… Continue reading Signs?
“If you cook with love and affection you will create magic in the kitchen.” — Alex Guarnaschelli, Executive Chef, Butter restaurant and Food Network TV personality. I heard her say it in a commercial and I liked it. It’s so reassuring that if you only put a certain amount of patience and enjoyment into whatever… Continue reading About A Kitchen, and Musings on the End Slices of Bread