Month: July 2008

  • Daring Bakers’ Nut and Chocolate Gateau

    Daring Bakers’ Nut and Chocolate Gateau

    First I would like to start this post by dedicating it to Sher from What Did You Eat? and fellow Daring Baker who past away last week. This past Sunday, a lot of bloggers honored her memory by cooking something from her site. We were in celebratory birthday mode on Sunday for my husband so […]

  • Berry Pavlovas: Crunchy Colorful Sweet Birthday Bites

    Berry Pavlovas: Crunchy Colorful Sweet Birthday Bites

    Today is B’s birthday and while in the middle of cleaning the house, preparing a little get together for him and speed training a puppy, I realised that I always wish my parents a happy birthday or mother’s day, father’s day, etc…on this blog but I rarely wish B. a happy birthday. Without wanting to […]

  • Cracked Pepper, Mint and Strawberry Macarons – And Tartelette Goes To Japan

    Cracked Pepper, Mint and Strawberry Macarons – And Tartelette Goes To Japan

    Update: I am not going to Japan…I just went there virtually through a magazine article. Sorry for the confusion. Long title I know….for the macaron story stay right here and scroll down to see how I got to Japan without leaving my couch! When Chris was preparing her weekend trip here she mentioned that she […]

  • Cassata Alian Sicilian – Baking With Friends

    Cassata Alian Sicilian – Baking With Friends

    As promised, here is one of the desserts Chris and I tackled while she was visiting this past weekend, a Cassata Cake, as part of another Bakenista get together. I have to admit that I would have probably passed on this Bakenista shing-ding if Chris had not been in my kitchen. Not much time left […]

  • A Favorite From The Archives

    A Favorite From The Archives

    Not that I like to dwell on the past, but after the baking whirlwind weekend I spent with Chris when she came to visit, I thought that a favorite from the archives might help me recover while I go through all the goodies she brought me (I got spoiled) and edit the pics of our […]

  • Maple Cardamon Mousse And Strawberry Tartelettes

    Maple Cardamon Mousse And Strawberry Tartelettes

    I realised the other day that I have been turning the oven on late in the evening lately. The heat is not conducive to “wanting” to bake, nor is the rain that makes me crave soft and cold flavors. Airy mousses and creamy puddings, clouds of meringue and pools of creme anglaise…ice creams, let’s not […]

  • Berries And Cream – My Little Bastille Day

    Berries And Cream – My Little Bastille Day

    Allright before I get on to this dessert and explain this post title, I guess I should answer the question “So….who won the giveaway?”. First off, I need to tell you that I surely did not expect such an incredible turnout…Wow! Ya’ll love cookies!! At the time of the drawing after midnight 478 had stopped […]

  • Prize Winning Shortbread Cookies – A Giveaway

    Prize Winning Shortbread Cookies – A Giveaway

    Before you think that this “book thing” is knocking me silly on zee head that I should post “just” about shortbread cookies, I want to tell you about the little gadget that makes cookies a lot more fun….and your chance to WIN IT !!! One of my little pleasures is to read French blogs, for […]

  • Blueberry Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream

    Blueberry Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream

    Usually, when I get up first in the morning, I turn the coffee machine on, put a couple of pieces of bread in the toaster and hop right back into bed. Takes us an extra 10-15 minutes before we are fully awake during which we might tell a joke, talk about our schedules, etc….normal. Except […]

  • The Petit Suisse – Fresh Yogurt Experiments

    The Petit Suisse – Fresh Yogurt Experiments

    Not quite Petit Suisse…more like yogurt bulgare…a recipe in progress. Read the rest to find out. One thing that every European expatriate residing in the States will tell you is that dairy products are different. Let’s take France for example since it is my home country: cottage cheese? Ugh…no not that present. Sour cream? Ugh…no […]