Tag: cake

15 Layers of Love

This post will be short and sweet, because I have been jumped by Mr. Head Cold, and really need to sleep it off. But before he could get the best of me, I got The Boy’s birthday cake made. That right there is 15 layers of red velvet cake, lovingly wrapped in a buttercream icing, ...

CSA Share #10; Sooooo Much Cooking…Sooooo Much Dishwashing…Hey, Look, Dilly Bean Salad!

The share is leaning decidedly toward autumn this week. Contrary to popular belief, or conventional wisdom, or culturally passed on folklore, watermelon is not the quintessential summer fruit. It doesn’t even become available at farmstands and farmers’ markets in New England until late July/mid August. So for those of us in the northern US, watermelon ...

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It’s The Day of the Doctor! Allons-y!!

When The Boy asks for a TARDIS cake, he gets a TARDIS cake, covered with blue cookies because we don’t care for fondant very much. Add blue, white, and black royal icing, and a Tenth Doctor action figure, and allons-y! We are ready for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who here, complete with fish fingers ...

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Chocolate Cake On Demand

Last night was our monthly Book Club meeting, a belated birthday celebration for our Book Club leader/coordinator, and an exciting moment for one of our members, and well, for all of us. The occasion called for cake, and I knew just the cake it had to be. The cake recipe is from a kid-friendly cookbook ...

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#CookForJulia #JC100 Reine De Saba (Queen of Sheba) Chocolate Almond Cake

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday. In Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Julia calls Queen of Sheba chocolate almond cake her “all-time favorite”, and in The Way To Cook she tells us that it was the first French cake she ever ate, made by her friend and co-author, Simca (Simone Beck Fischbacher), ...