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Pastry School, Quarter 2, Week 1 – Action!

Pastry School, Quarter 2, Week 1 – Action!

Welcome to week 1 of my second quarter of pastry school! Under the instruction of Chef Paul and Chef Mela this week, I made blueberry muffins, peanut butter cookies (add some chocolate chips in there and you’ve got my favorite cookie!), pear frangipane tart, sweet tart dough, choux paste (this is what cream puffs are […]

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Bring your father to work day and first day baking bread!!

Bring your father to work day and first day baking bread!!

I had a dream last night. I was in the kitchen at school. The school was deserted. It was my first day baking bread by myself. For some reason, another one of the chefs was there helping me measure out flour. Before I knew it, he was helping me put the bread in the oven. […]

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Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

 Merry Christmas, friends!!   If you don’t know this about me, next to Thanksgiving, Christmas is my favorite holiday. Not because of the presents (although I must say, I really love getting re-stocked with the shampoo, conditioner, and other important drug store items that Santa fills my stocking with every year), but because of all […]

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$2.36

$2.36

My favorite musician in L.A, Brother Sal, has a song called Broke and Busted. As I do all of his songs, I really like this one, and often find myself singing along to it, pretending I’m some great jazz singer belting it out to a pleased crowd. I never thought I was going to be […]

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Knowledge is power!

Knowledge is power!

Hello friends! I’m sitting upright in my cozy bed in my very cozy apartment in Vancouver, computer on my lap, staring out the window in awe that Mother Nature has decided to make it sunny here today – well, at least partly cloudy. I’ll take it!!   I took a magical trip yesterday! I went […]

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Final week of the first quarter, and finding beauty in breakdown!

Final week of the first quarter, and finding beauty in breakdown!

Paul McCartney is simply having a wonderful Christmas time, and as I listen to him belt out his familiar Christmas tune, I simply cannot believe I am in my final week of my first quarter of pastry school! Among other things, I have learned how to make the 5 mother sauces that are the base […]

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