“Would you like strawberries or mandarines in the salad?” I looked up from my book and looked around the room. The voice was directed at me. Everyone looked at me expectantly as I weighed the pros and cons of both. To read more about my strawberry extravaganza go here!
I am involved with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan every year, this one is no exception. I’m making my grapefruit cupcakes…for more on this post go here! I’m super excited to make them again. They were a hit with in my family so hopefully everyone else likes them as well.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Unfortunately I got the flu and was out for the first days back at school. As I’m writing this I’m watching the wind swirl a world full of snow flakes. For the record, I dislike winter very much. It means it’s cold and snowy. I do enjoy sitting inside with a fire watching The Food Network of TLC. I like how cozy the weekends are, gourmet Saturday breakfasts and warm Saturday afternoons. I think one of my favorite Saturday morining breakfasts is French Toast. I made these two pieces perfectly, a nice mixture of egg, cinnamon, and sugar. That’s something new I’ve been doing. I put sugar in my egg/water mixture. It adds a
With the snow comes my want for warm food. I crave warm breakfasts and my winter comfort foods. These toasties were good but I think I will try a different recipe next time I want to make these. In the end there were only 6 small-ish toasties. But they were a good, warm breakfast. Here’s the recipe.
I’m sorry for not posting earlier. I thought that once school started I would get back into the rythm of baking, posting, baking, posting. Apparently not. I’m terrible for procrastinating. A couple of weeks ago I got Mastering the Art of French Cooking from my public library. Amazing. I made cream puffs and they turned out great. They were very easy. Thank you Julia, thank you very much.
I’m noticing there are apples everywhere, not only on the ground outside, but all over in the blogging world as well. I had a few apples in the refrigerator, not enough to make a pie, but I was hungry for exactly that, a pie. This was the easiest, fastest thing I could think up. Apple Pie Pockets. And they taste delicious with maple walnut icecream.
I love the colours of autumn. They’re just so warm and welcoming. And the girl scouts come around with peppermint chocolate cookies….yum!! It means winter is coming, time for me to curl up with a good book and a mocha. It means I will start listening to Christmas music and I will start baking holiday treats. And it also means I have to study for exams. *sigh* As much as I love summer, winter allows me the time to bake, to cook, and to write. Something that is harder to find time to do in the summer (I find). In the autumn I start to have an appetite for good food.
I’ve been planning out my sweet 16. I turned 16 this summer, but I didn’t have a party. And now I am. So this week I will keep you posted throughout this week. Today I made the party favours. Cookies. One of my friends is a Celiac so I bought a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix. I just tried one and they are delicious. Who knew gluten-free food could be so good?
Contrary to many people, I love going back to school. I love being able to see my friends everyday, I love eating lunch with them, and I love hanging out with them. Another thing I love about going back to school is the amount of time I have to blog. Since I was gone almost all summer, I found little time to bake. Now I have more time. I can bake and cook to calm down after a long day of school. During summer break I had this idea of oreo cupcakes. But I wanted to do something different. I didn’t know if it would work or not, but it did. These cupcakes were a hit.