December 31, 2013

White Cranberry Cocktails (Here's To 2013!)

Well 2013, we’ve had a good run.  You gave me my first PhD publication, my first photos accepted to Tastespotting and Foodgawker.  You gave me trips to New Zealand, Boston, Strasbourg, San Diego, camping trips with friends.  You gave me rainy days and sunny days, happy days and sad days. 

December 26, 2013

Classic Eggnog

So Christmas has come and gone.  I hope everyone enjoyed some traditions and maybe made some new ones.  I hope you got to spend time with loving/annoying family.  I hope you had some surprises, lots of hugs, and maybe a kiss under the mistletoe.

December 16, 2013

Christmas Wish List 2013

Nicer handwriting... haha!  Moving right along.  I’m not going to pretend to know what you want for Christmas, but here are a few of the things that have caught my eye recently.  Maybe you’ll get a good idea!

December 12, 2013

Candied Cranberry Pavlova

When I imagined this dessert, it was the first snow of the season.  It wasn’t fluffy or pretty.  It was blowing hard and it didn’t stay on the ground, but it made me think of a winter wonderland.  What dessert speaks of mountains of fluffy white snow better than the fluffy peaks of a pavlova with its mounds of whipped cream? 

That’s a rhetorical question.