It was bound to happen: My first-ever catering fail. About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to cater sweets for a corporate baby shower. The guest of honor (pappa-to-be) met me at my car to help me unload, and then wheeled in the boxes of cupcakes. The time: 9:45 AM; fifteen minutes to spare […]
My opinion about biscuits is this: They have to be light, they have to be flaky, and they have to be fresh. To make biscuits that are all of these things, one also has to understand this truism: Biscuits are not quick, and biscuits are not healthy. And under no circumstance should anyone try to […]
It was still daylight when I arrived home from work. Even the dogs were surprised; they barked at me thinking I was the evil UPS man.
As a person who lives in the moment, one of my greatest joys is spending time with people I love, in a setting where time stands still. Given no barrier, my ideal dinner party would be held in the garden, include seven courses, and take five hours. And the intermezzo would include a tour of […]
We spent our last afternoon in Paris strolling through le Jardin des Tuileries. It was getting late in the day, and we were hungry, again. When I spotted the crêpe vendor, I stepped aside and asked my beau to pull out his change. We had spent most of our Euros on lunch, so it was […]
How would you bake a cake if you didn’t have an oven? Better question: What would you do if, knowing you were missing an oven, had lined up a Plan B, but the Plan B didn’t work out, you were EXHAUSTED from being at Camp Blogaway, you still had a dinner party to attend, and […]