The Muffin (wo)Man It’s easy to make friends when you’re a pastry chef. Maybe you remember the Friends episode where Monica becomes addicted to the baker’s high where she just can’t stop making sweets to keep friends and neighbors coming around. I think I’ve made a couple extra friends this week. Day two in Chef [...]
Holy Ovens! Chef Belinda Brooks doesn’t mess around. She’s a straight-talking, matter-of-fact woman and she knows how to bake. Good thing she’s my chef instructor for Introduction to Baking and Pastry for my stint in Culinary School. I have been looking forward to this class more than any other. The lecture started out with information [...]
I think my most favorite thing about springtime is open windows. While this spring in Chicago has had some set-backs weather-wise, for the most part, it has been gorgeous here. I love the feeling of feeling the breeze blow through the living room or waking up to the freshest air. In addition, I love, love, [...]
With the husband out of town a couple weeks ago, I finally got to make some food just for me. Curried Carrot Soup with Coconut & Cashews. For some reason, Michael doesn’t think soup can count as a full meal. I think this soup would prove him wrong though. The flavor packs and punch, it’s [...]
Here are a couple shots of the sushi I had out in LA. Sushi of Naples. Yum! Unagi and Banana is surprisingly excellent! I don’t remember what this one consisted of, but the deep-fried onions on top was a show-stopper. I miss you guys!