What’s in bloom this month.Continue reading
Plant life observed in and around Los Angeles.Continue reading
Some collage ideas I am experimenting with. I first started taking pictures of debris on the divider of the 101 S/E heading to work everyday. The commute, with all the traffic, was killing my soul a little bit more each day. I started to distract myself with the discards on the median, and decided to start documenting.
mini birthday cake with fondant.
Made a mini cake for my friend’s birthday. We were eating at a sushi place, and figured a small cake would be enough for everyone at the table of eight to sample, but not be overwhelming.
Third time is a charm. This recipe is proving pretty darn fail-safe. Made Caprese with Prosciutto sandwiches for the fireworks on the 4th.
My second attempt. (First batch was devoured before photos could be taken) Surprisingly easy and just 2 hours from start to finish equals instant gratification (for bread, that is). Hands-on time less than 10 min. Used Paul Hollywood’s recipe.
Made these mini cheesecakes for a holiday party, rather than one large one. Made cooking time more manageable and and the leftovers were easily packaged for a few lucky party-goers to take home.
My mom would make trays of these melt-in-your-mouth little bites of heaven every year at Christmas. Figured it was about time to take on the challenge.
Second day in a row! On a roll. This time I was not as diligent as I should be and ended up with a big crack before baking. The crust, crumb and taste was delicious.