This Friday I am flying down to Orlando, FL to run a Disney 10 mile race with my old buddy and good friend, Rae. I have been training since June 1st, and I feel ready. The last time I ran this race was 2 years ago. It was a very eventful run. It started off well and I felt good, but by mile 7 until the very end I was fighting off severe nausea. I finished though, and I ran the entire way. The following day we celebrated by riding rollercoasters and drinking wine. When I returned home from that trip I found out that I was pregnant with Wesley. Oops. Continue reading →
I was issued a baking challenge through this awesome, secret club I am apart of. The club is called the Daring Bakers. The challenge this month is Moravske Kolace. It is a yummy enriched dough filled with a sweetened quark filling and topped with plum jam and cinnamon crumble. It is easy to make, and goes so nicely with a hot cup of coffee. Thank you Lucie for introducing me to this traditional Czech sweet treat! You can check out Lucie blog, Chez Lucie, here. Continue reading →
I attempted the beloved French pastry classic, Palmiers, this week. I was in it to win it from the beginning, but alas, they just didn’t form the way they should have.
Truth be told, I have been going back and forth on whether I should post my failures on this blog. You see, my 20th high school reunion is coming up in a few weeks. Stop calculating my age in your head… I am 38. Anyway, I share my blog posts on Facebook, so most of my old high school friends get to view my baking creations. Do you see where I am going with this? That means they’ll see my disastrous Palmiers, they won’t be able to stop thinking about it, and I will be the laughing stock of the whole school! Continue reading →
Hi! I have not been on Project Pastry Love in a whole month. I missed it terribly. I missed baking terribly. My life got in the way. Can you believe that?! I mean, really. The nerve! But I am feeling renewed these days, so let’s get this bitch going! Continue reading →