The Belly of Paris

The Belly of Paris

Forward: I’ve been meaning to post this since June.  Now its the end of August….what a busy summer.  More serious writing and reflections to come on a far more frequent basis. I promise.  PS: I’ve been back to Paris since writing this. More to come. I’ve been reading.  A lot.  Since my last post,  Ethan … Continue reading

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

I have recently joined a delightful foodie blog community in Edinburgh (Total Food Geeks) and have just written my first article for their website.  This month’s theme, Danger Zone, put me into a position that I felt was my “danger zone.”  To some it could be eating a dangerous food like fugu, to others it … Continue reading

In the Night Kitchen

Many apologies for my lack of screen presence.  I have had a whirlwind ride of interviews, trial shifts and dabbles of a few well established bakeries around town.  So what does all this mean? Yes, I finally have a full time job doing what I love to do professionally- baking bread.  I am ecstatic, all … Continue reading

At-bun-ment Continued: The Trials of Bun

At-bun-ment Continued: The Trials of Bun

Ok, well I wasn’t able to save an extra hot cross bun.  I didn’t realize it was missing until Josephine silently strutted across the room with a half-eaten bun.  Sneaky girl. Yikes! Its been a week since I’ve been able to get this post up!  I obviously need more WordPress training.  Bear with my terrible … Continue reading

At-bun-ment

At-bun-ment

I only have two experiences with hot cross buns and oddly enough they both occur at a Whole Foods.  The first was at the Austin store I worked at when an English woman began to talk to me disappointingly that ” you Americans do not know anything about hot cross buns!”  When I asked her … Continue reading

Kitchen Confined-tial

Let me explain the one person kitchen.  Yes, I can fit 2 adults and a medium sized dog in it, but none of us are happy about it.  I’m stretching over the counter to the corner sink to wash dishes, Ethan is reaching into the oven and “playfully” crushing my legs with the door, and … Continue reading

The Unbearable Delightfulness of Scones

Nothing beats my new Scottish guilty pleasure: a warm, perfectly light fruit scone, slathered in cool cream and strawberry jam and then enveloped by a sip of breakfast tea. Even the thought cures all my homesickness, my chilled bones, and of course, hunger.  I suppose I shouldn’t call this a guilty pleasure, it’s a necessity.  … Continue reading

“So let’s do this thing!”

Yes, I did just quote Ratatouille.  I have seen this movie many times.  One because its cute and Parisian and all the sweet, romantic things a girl dreams about.  And two, because this was my go-to video for the Food Trades class I had the gracious opportunity to substitute.  It was because of this experience … Continue reading