Double-dutch dark cocoa

I made a cake for a friend last week. The full process (finding recipe, ingredients, then baking & assembly) took a few weeks. It was a reasonable assay at a Black Forest Cake, though due to various parts, it didn’t qualify fully, though I had three real German people tell me it was good. My…

Poppy Cake

Wherein you go to Utah and have a weekend jam-packed with hiking, food, gorgeous mountain scenery and many fabulous/funny/rare and wonderful moments with family. You look at the pictures later, and discover a new pastry worth investigating. Even if you didn’t try it at the farmers market. Because the chorizo breakfast burrito was plenty.

Confab 2013: Not An Argy-Bargy

I went to the Confab content strategy conference and came back wanting to get good at handstands by the end of the of the year. It’s the truth. The weird truth, but there you have it. Inspiration works in strange ways. Alas, I also left the Minneapolis Hyatt last Wednesday evening inspired to dig into content…

Springy, bouncy. Plus cake.

March was nuts; I have safely arrived in the month-o-birthday. Yay! My, that was one jam-packed month of … culture! Also, now that I craft the list of out-of-the-ordinary activities, there was some fulfillment of big-picture goals: spending time with family, enjoying some local arts, cooking for friends, etc. Check this out: 5-week knitting class: I’ve…

what I like to do

Ok, I admit it. I love to cook. Ok, I love to bake. I really like to cook. I’m quite fond of eating, or rather, trying new foods and dishes. Maybe soon I’ll fess up to wanting to cook for other people, maybe as a little business venture, but not yet. For now I’ll work…