Monthly Archives: November 2009

  • My Christmas wish list My Christmas wish list

    My Christmas wish list

My Christmas wish list

One year ago at this time, I was a busy working woman who planned outings to luxury hotels for afternoon tea, regularly attended baking and cooking classes, and planned my meals on a week-to-week basis.These days, I consider myself to be more of a human pacifier who plans one-handed meals that can be eaten without any knives or forks, like bananas, granola bars, yogurt, and toaster waffles.My signature Chanel-and-coffee scent has been replaced by the odor of pee stains, milk spit-up, and sweat.No, it’s not glamorous being a new mom.But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream big.And so here is my Christmas wish list. I crossed most of the items off last year’s wish list, so why not again this year?   Kuhn Rikon stainless cookie press and decorating set: True pastry chefs will cringe to hear me say this, but there is nothing I hate more than filling a […]

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  • Happy one-year anniversary to me Happy one-year anniversary to me

    Happy one-year anniversary to me

Happy one-year anniversary to me

  It’s been a year since I hit “Publish post” on my first blog entry and I can hardly believe I’ve made it this far. I first started this blog not only to chronicle my culinary journey but to record what I’d learned along the way.But this blog has served as so much more . I’ve met fellow foodies; used this blog as an entrance point to navigate through awkward small talk; and found common ground with strangers.This blog has been the witness to my culinary ups and downs, some tears, many regrets, but also my personal triumphs. I’ve learned how to use a culinary torch; taken a cupcake decorating course, as well as French bistro and Chinese dumpling-making cooking classes; successfully used fondant, found and purchased a financiers pan, sheepishly distinguished wax paper from parchment; gone off chocolate; come back on chocolate with the birth of my son; interviewed […]

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