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Pastry school – week 8, baby!

Hello there, friends! I cannot believe two weeks has gotten away from me! I was busy making bread, learning the secret Danish recipe, and baking croissants and pain au chocolat – I’m like a little French Patisserie over here!Yesterday, I tested a new muffin recipe with my good friend, David Chow. We made blueberry, raspberry, […]

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Homemade pasta, potatoes, danishes, croissants, midterms, and my kitchenaid mixer returns!

Homemade pasta, potatoes, danishes, croissants, midterms, and my kitchenaid mixer returns!

Oh my gosh! I just had the best morning! I spent 5 hours baking fresh croissants and danishes with the fabulous David Chow – he taught me a secret croissant recipe and will be teaching me a secret danish recipe that only 6 people in the world know. I have been sworn to secrecy, so […]

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Home Sweet Home….again!

Home Sweet Home….again!

Oh my goodness, friends! Yesterday, was a glorious day! It has been 6 months and 1 day since I last had a place to call “my own” (nothing is really ours, per say – even our bodies are on loan!). Yesterday, November 1st, 2010, in the midst of studying for midterms (more on that another time), I […]

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Pinups For Pink!

Pinups For Pink!

Hello friends! Did you have a fabulous weekend? I certainly hope so! I did! I had the pleasure of participating in a silent charity auction with the ladies at Pinups For Pink last Saturday at Ginger 62 here in Vancouver. It was such a great experience!Pinups For Pink is a charity initiative led by 3 […]

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Pastry School – Week 3!

Pastry School – Week 3!

Hello, friends! This marks week 3 of pastry school – yahoo! I learned all about stocks and sauces (want a killer Hollandaise sauce? See me in my kitchen!), vegetables (I’m gonna make you LOVE spinach!), foodborn illnesses (and how NOT to give them to you), and employability skills in the industry. In addition to school, […]

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Pastry School – Week 2 – Salamander: 1, Lauren: 0

Pastry School – Week 2 – Salamander: 1, Lauren: 0

Hello friends! I’m into my second week of pastry school, and I got my first war wound, baby! As I was taking out my french onion soup from the salamander, I burned my wrist. Note to self – the oven in HOT! That’s why it COOKS things, Lauren! (I’m shaking my head at myself right […]

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