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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]