Monday, October 27, 2008

blue


The feeling is blue... blue for blueberries that is.  No fresh pickin's for quite some months, the blueberry is officially out of season (sigh).  Oh for the sweet and sour little blue ball of a berry, no more.  (Well its not to say we can't buy it from our market where it came from another far off land and pay just that little bit more.) But I felt I should pay tribute to this little berry for all they're health benefits and sweetness it brings to our lovely desserts and healthful smoothies... I love em!
Sorry guys I haven't posted in some time. Its been a crazy crazy week!  I just finished off 260 halloween cookies and had just par-take in a week long food-styling class... very intense.  So now is my time to catch up... or was it? Here I was getting all my gear ready, ready to load up some pics and doesn't my camera decide its time to charge the battery.  So for another day I will post all my wonderful delights!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

chocolate... ooh..yeah

What more can I say. Chocolate is... chocolate is melt in you're mouth, chocolate is an old favored memory, chocolate is decadence, chocolate is love/hate, chocolate is wanting more, chocolate is a happy thing, chocolate is eyeing me in the supermarket...and at home, chocolate is simple, chocolate is sexy, chocolate is comfort, chocolate is sometimes where it doesn't belong (ie: hips), but best of all chocolate is sooo darn good!  Here are two of my absolute favorite chocolate cakes...  the chocolate flourless torte and the chocolate butter cake with a rich dark choc glaze.  Now both are filled with delicious vanilla pod infused whipped cream and berries of course!
More chocolate to come!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

lemony goodness...


I love lemon... I really do. I think lemon could almost go with anything and everything. Its refreshing, tangy, sour, sweet, a natural killer of bacteria and well really good for you! As I was craving  something with lemon and as I spent a small part of my morning grazing threw a few cook books (I do this often) and came upon 'sunday lunch'  by Gordon Ramsay.  He had this dead simple recipe for lemon posset. So here's my adaptation of the sort.  It pretty much only took 3 ingredients and 5 min to make and you just pop it in the fridge for a few.  I added some vanilla beans to give it that extra goodness and I love the way the little black specs look. 
I hadn't taken any pictures for a couple of weeks and was missing it. I've just been so busy, but more should be in the making soon and the week after this I will be taking a week long food styling class. So I should get some more awesome photography from that! I can't wait for it. I'm excited to learn more about the art.