Special Occasions

Chocolate Chiffon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Happy 1rst Birthday!)

Chocolate Chiffon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Happy 1rst Birthday!)

It’s been ages since I’ve bothered too deeply with the more decorative aspects of baking – food colouring and sprinkles, fancy piping tips, cake toppers, (frosting as a whole), that stuff.  NOT because I don’t find it twee and amazing and honestly I’m a bright colours person… I was just frugal.  Enjoyed my natural looking food (grown-ass adult baking heyo).

Coconut Cupcakes w/ White Chocolate Ganache

Once there was a girl (with a curl) who loved coconut and all things tropical.  She had a birthday, as people do, and happily I was on the ball of baking-doing enough to actually provide cakelettes on time for celebrating.  Millions of them, ok ok seventy-two. They’re fluffy and pale and do not have grated coconut […]

A Very Special Episode (or how I never learned to not overshare)

*Yawn*.  creak.  What?  Oh yeah.  Some time passes. 

Peppermint Chocolate Candy Crack

Peppermint Chocolate Candy Crack

My one giftee this year loves minty chocolate, and that kind of candy I can pull off without shopping flurry.  It’s easy enough that I’ll hardly explain the process (and I’m also itching to jump back into bed and steam-roll over his loafy sleeping body so I can open my presents which includes  a DURIAN, […]

Mooncakes, Moon festivals, and our first days in Hanoi

Mooncakes, Moon festivals, and our first days in Hanoi

Arriving in Vietnam, the first thing that hits you outside the airport doors is the blanketing rush of wet heat, and the way the dark of the night seems more velvety, and the sweat that’s already started to coat your skin is actually kind of pleasant, and the adventure begins then.  Out there are bugs […]

Mission: Throwing a Going Away Party

DAY 1 of 3 BEFORE DEPARTURE  (one week ago) STARDATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012  LOCATION: MONTREAL MISSION: THROW A GOING-AWAY PARTY ** note: the memory card for my camera corrupted a few days ago, so this text is simply what it is and no pictures to interrupt it… all’s the better. I’ll be writing down […]

Cthulhu Casserole & Pisces Aquaparty

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn ..”In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” Not that we’re in the business of raising dark spirits around here.  I mean, sometimes they show up and we talk to them politely, but that’s just good wizard graciousness.  And a casserole shaped like a fictional ancient cosmic Eldersquid seems like a […]

Lucky Peach

Pastry life, being a weirdo, raising baby, and art sometimes . Rockin it oldschool bloglife like DGAF.

Mission: Food

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Indian kitchen

Love for home cooked food

101 Cookbooks

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The Wednesday Chef

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Nothing in the House

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butter tree

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