July 31, 2013

Pineapple Sorbet

My brain is sea of thoughts that never stops.  A jumble of emotions and ideas.  A mishmash of memories and inklings.  Organized thoughts are impossible, that’s what lists are for.  I write and erase and rewrite so that these posts are at least coherent, if not eloquent.  Some days it takes longer than others. 

July 27, 2013

S'mores Cookies

I feel like grad school has made me a pessimist.  Usually while doing experiments, I assume that they won’t work.  This means that if they don’t, I won’t be disappointed, and if they do, I will be pleasantly surprised.  Sometimes I do the same thing in life.

July 22, 2013

Super Streusel Roasted Pineapple Pound Cake

I bought a pineapple the other day.  A whole pineapple.  This is something I rarely do because disassembling a whole pineapple is a daunting task that leaves me sticky all over with a puddle of pineapple juice on the counter.  And I always feel like I’m wasting half of it trying to get rid of those little sharp bits.  But I bought one because they look so cool, with their yellow-green colour and tuft of leaves on top. 

July 16, 2013

Strawberry Rose Ice Cream

Summer is the season of love, wedding season.  My own wedding anniversary is coming up in August.  I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already.  And although a year of baking for my husband probably means I wouldn’t fit into my wedding dress anymore, it’s all been worth every second.

July 14, 2013

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I’ve been having a heck of a time at work lately.  Nothing seems to be going my way.  And when the sun is shining outside and I am juicing lemons, roasting strawberries, or spreading/arranging brightly coloured fruit on sweet crusts, it just feels ironic. 

Sometimes you need a dark and stormy dessert to go with your dark and stormy mood.

July 10, 2013

Roasted Strawberry Toasted Coconut Almond Cookies

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am stubborn.  When I get it into my head to do something, I will keep going until I do it.  Sometimes this is good; we call it perseverance.  Sometimes this is bad; we call it pig-headedness.
When it comes to this week at work, I am definitely feeling piggy.  I cannot solve this problem.  Breathe with me. 

July 07, 2013

Vanilla Bourbon Cherries

Can I get Manhattan please?  I’ll have one made with bourbon.  And can I get an extra cherry in there?  Thanks. 

Making fancy cocktails at home is totally possible.  There are a couple of things that will take your drinks at home over the top.  Keep your glasses chilled, and make some liquor soaked cherries.


July 04, 2013

On Ratios

I am really excited about this book I bought: Ratio by Michael Ruhlman.  This is a book that thrills both the scientist and the baker in me.  In fact, this book just goes to show that scientist and baker are one and the same.

I hope I’m not the only one that is thrilled by these types of things.